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