I started this blog a year and a half (ish) ago mostly because I was lonely. I loved college so much. I was in a sorority, had a boyfriend I adored, loved my major, led lots of organizations and always had somebody to do something with. When I graduated and moved back to Atlanta I lost all of that.
My boyfriend was still in college and living two hours away, my friends scattered all over the place, I had a job that took up a lot of time and worked with people much older than me…I was lonely. I went to work, came home, watched Netflix, went to bed early, woke up and did it all over again. I adopted Mimosa which helped a lot just to have another living being to care for, but she doesn’t talk. She makes a lot of noise, but none of them are words. I was sad.
I lived like this for over a year before I decided I needed a hobby. So I started a blog.
I wrote about anything and everything. I wrote about food, outfits, crafts, hairstyles, whatever I could think of. It gave me something to do and something to look forward to again. I would always be thinking about my next post.
It made me fall in love with my life again.
Blogging made me leave the hole that is my apartment and discover the city that I love so much. It made me go to Atlanta festivals, try new restaurants and shop for clothes that would look good on the gram.
Blogging gave me a community. I have never met most of my friends in the blogosphere, but I know they are always there for advice and guidance when I need it about my blog, social media or even my wedding. I even got some of their Christmas cards last year. I love to read everyone’s posts and keep up with what they’re doing this weekend via social media.
Having a blog teaches me something new every day. I work in communications, and I stay up to date on the latest trends in SEO, social media, online marketing, etc., because I have a blog. Blogging helps me to sharpen my skills for my day job better than any course ever could.
I’m so thankful to have a blog. I took a little hiatus right after I got engaged to start planning my wedding, and missed it every day. Now that I’m back, I still have the same feelings I did when I started. I’m always looking forward to my next post or trying something new to share.
So thank you, my blogging friends, for helping me fall in love with my life again. Even though we have never met, I cherish every one of you. Have a wonderful weekend!