It’s been nearly three years since I’ve blogged consistently. But, I stopped last year. There are quite a few reasons for that, but they basically boil down to these three things:
• I started working a challenging full-time job. I’ve been mentally and emotionally exhausted most days when I come home from work. Believe it or not, blogging takes time and energy. And I honestly haven’t had much of either.
• There are aspects of my previous circumstances that I have a lot to say about, but don’t feel at liberty to share about in great detail. My approach to blogging has always been one of vulnerability, authenticity, and honesty, so not being able to freely write about what I want to write about made me more hesitant to write at all.
• I’ve failed at building routines during that phase of my life. You need discipline to blog consistently, and that’s something I’ve really struggled with over the past two years.
Blogging is such a tough thing to explain to people who don’t get it. Why in the world would you want to pour your most private thoughts and emotions onto pages that anyone in the world can read? It looks almost rude to them, like taking your pants off in the middle of the street. And you’re not even getting paid for it? And there are only three or four people watching, and two of them are snickering behind their hands?
I will write regardless, but it would be great if ya’ll would read, comment, like, and share. Let’s talk about things that matter, things that are interesting, things that keep us up at night. Let me know if there’s something you’d like to see me write about, review, or respond to. Let this be a dialogue. I want to hear your voices, too.
But why do I like to blog again?
- Blogging allows me to see how I’ve grown as an individual.
- Blogging allows me to document memories.