Thursday, June 23, 2011

1st anniversary & writer's insight

I can't believe Kyle and I have been married almost a year already (We were married July 18, 2010)! The time has flown by-- but I've truly treasured every moment with this man of mine. ♥


I've had some inquiries from followers in regards to my "story"-- who I am, what I'm all about-- and I've realized I've never really shared much personal history of mine on this blog. But that's about to change!

So (to start things out), as our one-year anniversary is quickly approaching (less than a month away!), I've planned some personal posts to share with you in regards to my husband and I-- including stories of how we met, our engagement, and our big day!

I hope you are as excited about this as I am! I used to think it was somewhat vain to simply write about my life-- why would my readers care? What makes me so special that people would read about my ordinary life? (Do you, as bloggers, ever feel this way?)

But the more I think about it, I realize writing about personal things and what's close to my heart is... meaningful. Substantial. Important to me. And enough. 

Being a writer doesn't mean only pleasing an audience. It doesn't mean covering only monumental topics. It doesn't mean finding all the answers.

I write because I enjoy it. I enjoy sharing my thoughts and ideas. I enjoy expressing myself through words. I enjoy following my heart and being true to myself. I enjoy the growth that comes with writing-- the discovery, the introspection, the observation.

And in order to enjoy writing, I must write what is personal. What I know. What I care about. Even if it is ordinary, mundane, and no one reads it. (Although I do hope you will read it!) 

So stay tuned! And to leave you with a quote:

"Writing is an exploration. 
You start from nothing and learn as you go."
E. L. Doctorow

4 comments:

Kathryn said...

I often feel that way too when writing on my blog, but am so happy you've decided to start sharing some more life-details...I love hearing people's stories, and it allows your readers to get to know you a bit better. It gives a fuller context to your interests and posts too.

{Also, our first anniversary is coming up in just over one month...a week or two after yours? It goes quickly, doesn't it?)

Smallgood said...

Can't wait to hear more!

You're also the recipient of a blog award (Liebster). Smallgoodhearth.com loves A Red Envelope.

Jennifer M. said...

That's true - I feel that way too about writing. Although, now that I think about it, that's what I love about other people's blogs - when they write about themselves. Not in a totally self-obsessed way, but just when they share the simple, every-day things. I should probably incorporate more of that on my blog, huh? ;)

PS: I'm your newest subscriber! I noticed you in a comment over on Freckled Italian when you said you're an Oregonian - I am too!! It's a great state, isn't it?

Kyle said...

Love that picture, and you of course :)