Updated: Oct 28, 2019
I have been thinking about writing a blog for years. I have had so many people have tell me "You should start a blog". I have thought about names multiple times but I have never landed on anything I loved. I have decided to just start writing posts in the past to see where it takes me. Those posts are lost somewhere on the internet never to see the light of the screen. However, I'm using that idea again and just writing the post, starting creating the blog, just start doing the thing in general. All the little details like a blog name will fall into place and my blog will be born, or ......this first post will too find itself lost on the internet.
As I write this I start to get distracted. I constantly find myself wanting to get a snack, wanting to open a new tab to find new glasses, and oh yeah I need to wash some sheets. I'm not going to lie I got distracted by all of those things except washing my sheets. I continue to be distracted and allow myself to be distracted. The difference is that this time I'm going to get back at it. Everywhere I look, there is encouragement for me to follow my dreams. As I write this Jane the Virgin is playing in the background and Rogelio just gave a speech about doing whatever it takes to make your dreams come true. I have read Rachel Hollis' book Girl Stop Apologizing and I'm taking her advice to follow my dream. I'm not sure that having a blog is my ultimate dream, but it is something that has been on my mind for years.
For years the idea of starting a blog has been like a gnat in the back of my mind. It is there and it has been incessantly buzzing around. I can shoo it away for a short time but then it comes right back. I have always known it was going to win out one day, I just had to get over my fears of starting a blog and putting myself out there. I have been afraid that no one will read it, afraid it would just be a waste of my time, and afraid it would distract me from other things I should be pursuing. I have come to realize that it doesn't matter. I wanted to start a blog as a creative outlet for myself. I would love to have a way to share recipes that I love. It would make it easier for me to just point friends to my blog when they ask me for a recipe. I am doing it to create fun craft projects and maybe inspire others along the way. I want to start a blog for me because it has been on my mind, because it will be fun, and because I can.
Update: I wrote this back on July 31st and I'm just now showing it to the world on October 29th.