Jump to about a year ago, and I'm a super newbie at my first job after grad school. Now, where I work, there is a semi large learning curve in terms of actually getting involved with the daily goings on in the office. Needless to say I had a lot of free time that needed filling. I decided to play around with Google Reader and find interesting/fun blogs to read to pass the time. Someone pointed out that one of my coworkers had a blog, so I checked it out. I loved it! It had weekly features, but was also just about her everyday life. She made it so fun! She had been blogging for a few years and had a routine going. When I asked her why she started blogging, she told me that it was to update people at home about her life...and it turned into a great hobby!
In recent months I've started following a lot of random blogs (including video blogs), enjoying friends blogs, and have been surprised by a slight blogging itch that just seems to get bigger and bigger. I'd scratch the itch with the above excuses...no main topic, average life, hate writing.
But then I realized...
1) Who cares if I'm not all that interesting...if anything I know my mom would love to read about what I'm doing on a regular basis. I enjoy reading my friends blogs about their adventures, maybe they will enjoy mine! Plus it would be a great way to share experiences besides just pictures.
2) Every example I came up with about why I hate writing were assignments. Thinking back, I have voluntarily picked up a journal or two in my day and while they never stuck for too long, I liked it when I did have that writing outlet. Also, if I recall correctly, I sort of enjoyed my freshman creative writing course (besides the deadlines), I assume because there was a bit more freedom within the assignments. And what got me through my thesis? The topic became interesting to me...it was about work I was doing. I'm hoping this blog will show me that I don't hate writing, give me more confidence in what I write, as well as be a new hobby that my family and friends can enjoy along with me!
So here I am, starting a blog, about me living and laughing through life (with I'm sure a rant or two every once in a while), highlighting trips, activities, and fun that I have along the way.