Hi, everyone! Instead of sharing poetry today, there was something else that I felt I needed to discuss with you. Lately, I’ve been struggling to figure out what I want to say on this blog – and what I even want my blog to stand for. Back in early 2016, I knew I wanted a place to share my thoughts and continue writing – because, above all else in life, I love writing. So I created a free wordpress.com account and began blogging about the things known to me – namely, college life.
I wanted to help others have an amazing college experience, so I took inspiration from my own life and from the other amazing college bloggers out there. I began creating content that I thought could help other students. But along the way, I didn’t really give myself a chance to write about the other things I wanted to.
I felt like I had to stay “on brand” and focus on the whole college thing. But lately, that’s felt more like a duty than something I really want to do. Especially since I will be graduating this December, and my life is in a massive transition period, and I have a lot less to say about college now.
Instead, I want to get back to why I started blogging in the first place – because I love writing. Because I want to share my ideas, and who I am, with the world. Because I want to create a tiny little place for myself on the internet. I want to love blogging again.
So, starting today, I’m going to be taking a little time away from my blog to recollect my thoughts and come up with a game plan on what I want this blog to be. And when I’m back, I will be ready to share whatever I feel like sharing with the world – writing advice, poetry, lifestyle interests, fashion, and maybe even the occasional college advice. The point is, everything I write will be because I want to write it. It won’t be because I feel like I have to be “on brand.”
I want to share who I really am as a person. I want a place where I can truly be that person. Whether that means I write one blog post a week or three, I’m okay as long as I can truly say that this blog is adding something positive and good to my life. And right now, I can’t really say that.
So, from now on, expect to really get to know me. Expect me to share my quirks, my interests, my insecurities – myself. Expect to learn more about college and post-graduation and job hunting and poetry. My blog may end up being different than it is now, but I promise it will also be more real. I’m not going to delete everything – the old college advice posts will still be available. But I will be writing about subjects and topics that I haven’t written about ever before.
I’m personally excited to see where this blog goes next. I can’t wait to fall in love with blogging again. I’m ready to stop letting the seriousness take away from the fun of being a blogger. I hope you’re excited too – and I hope you decide to stick with me on this crazy journey called life.