We have reached mid-May and it is time to revisit my goals. I looked at my May Goals post to evaluate how I am doing. I have been active at least three times week. Woohoo! That is a big deal for me because I so often talk myself out of going to class. On the other hand, I am still on page 2o of The Desire Map. The guest bedroom is still in it’s original state. And, I have not been posting consistently, which brought me to start thinking about why I blog.
I originally started blogging in the summer of 2016 because it was summer, I am a teacher, and well, I had some time. Then, my wedding came around and that fell by the wayside. Fall came around and I took another shot at it, but for some reason it didn’t stick.
Here are again the third time around and I have returned to blogging. Why? Well, truth be told, I’ve been “soul searching.” That’s sometimes what I say to my husband. I’m soul searching.
In October, my work life was thrown off course when I was involuntarily transferred from one school to another. My old school was, simply put, my home. I hoped to retire there. When I was forced to move schools, my world was turned upside down and I have not been able to find the same comfort and happiness.
I blog, first and foremost, as a means of self-care. Writing is gratifying. Blogging is more than writing, though. It is Internet research, photo editing, website maintenance, planning, and organizing. Blogging is comprised of many things that I enjoy doing. I am on the search for that something to restore the comfort and happiness that was left behind at my old school site.
I also blog because I think a lot. I think a lot about a lot of random things. Those thoughts turn into Google searches, which turn into short lived hobbies, obsessions, and interests. I try out a lot of stuff. I read article after article, blog after blog. I spend a lot of time on the Internet and in my thoughts. Blogging is a way to share my plethora of “stuff” with the world and, possibly, hopefully, maybe connect with someone on the other side of the world who thinks like me.
I’d love to hear why you, my fellow bloggers, started your blog.