I have always liked to write.
As a very small girl I wrote stories of bunnies.
As a little girl, I wrote stories of horses.
As a high school girl, I hoped some day to work for a magazine or start my own. Maybe publish a book.
In college I majored in journalism so I could write. Then I worked for a newspaper, where I didn't get to write at all.
And I needed to, wanted to write. So, like many I started a blog.
I filled it with silly things, daily life things, pretty things and then I got a new job where I wrote all the time.
But I kept blogging.
Sometimes people ask me if blogging and writing all day (really that's honestly my day job) and then coming home to write in my blog is hard... but it's not. It's different content, a different feel. And I'm writing from my voice, for myself, not from someone else's.
But blogging is now more than just writing. I love sharing things, I love brainstorming, creating-- I really like so much of it, to be honest.
I want to share recipes that you'll want to eat, I want to share outfits that will get you inspired to see what you can do with your closet, I want to share little things I've found-- a gorgeous necklace on Etsy, a perfect skirt at Gap and little pieces of life. I want to share deeper things-- what I've learned about life, what strikes me as true, what faith means to me, what believing in God means to me.
And in turn I love learning and hearing from others-- maybe in my comments, maybe in all the blogs I read (I read a lot of blogs).
I also blog to encourage. Life is hard, it's short and fleeting and maybe in blogging I can capture it at its purest moment.
Do you blog? Why do you blog?