why i blog

posted on: Thursday, August 1, 2013

Photos found on my iPhone, lately.

I have this thought every other week. Why do I blog? Why do I continue to spend time writing about my life? I mean, blogs are funny, aren’t they? Yesterday, I wrote about soy sauce. Nothing newsworthy. But, I love it. Blogging, not soy sauce. Well, yes, I love soy sauce. But, anyway…

I love sharing strange things I learn about myself, I love keeping track of it all and writing here, on this silly little blog, it’s been helping me find myself. It’s painful, sometimes, figuring out who you are. Especially when you realize you may not be who you thought you were in the first place. Does that even make sense?

It’s like I’ve realized bits of me that I absolutely love that I’ve hidden, kept away or haven’t recognized because, well, it doesn’t seem like who I “should” be or what people expect me to be. I guess I thought people may not like me as much if I was my “true self” which, I tell you, is just the silliest thing. It’s taken me twenty-six years to realize that what other people think about you DOES NOT MATTER. I know what I hope people think about me, but I can’t control if they actually think that. If you do your best in life, if you’re kind, then what does it really matter what other people think? No sir. I’m still learning this continually. Letting imaginary problems live in my head is an awful habit I have and only robs me of joy.

I got a comment from my sweet friend, Katharine, on twitter yesterday. It seems just when I start to lose sight of why I blog I get comments like these. She said that my blog has been resonating with her lately. Do you know how much that means to me? It means the world. It makes me happy. It takes what I love to do as a hobby and brings it to another level. I got another blogging boost and I remembered why I loved it so much.

I sincerely hope some of it resonates with you, hopefully a few of you enjoy it and you keep coming back to read about me and my life. Hopefully you’ll say hi at some point, because I love hearing what you have to say. I just love being here and I love sharing my life with you. So thank you for reading.

  • i totally feel you on this. like 100%. keep on writing girlfriend. if it makes you happy, then that’s all that matters. :) happy weekend!

  • I totally enjoy reading your blog, Katy. I love that you express happy times and those times where you’re really trying to figure out life. Your blog is very relatable, and I find myself looking forward to reading your posts because sometimes it seems as though you are facing similar life situations and I find comfort in knowing that someone else out there is going through the same thing and are faithful and optimistic that the Lord will see them through. :-)

  • Blogging for me is such a wonderful outlet. I don’t know what I would do with out my blog. I love sharing my stories and then hearing how others relate to them. It’s comforting to know there are others out there who have gone through or are going through the stage and journey I’m in at any given time in my life thus far. Found your blog via The Charlotte Social.