Hi Friends! It’s Tuesday!! That means it’s time to link up with Marcia for Tuesday’s on the Run. I love talking about all things running, but this week is a little different. I’m not discussing running, instead we are talking about how we are different from when we first started blogging. My thoughts on this are a little bit deep, so here we go.
I have only been blogging for a little over a year, so I feel like I’m still constantly learning and growing as a blogger. But, I can see a difference from when I started. If you’ve been with me from the beginning, I’m sure you can too. And, a huge thank you for following me for so long!
When I first started, I knew that I wanted to blog about running, but I also wanted to blog about my life. I don’t think I realized at first what that meant. I am a pretty private person. I know that’s hard to believe since I write a blog that everyone in the world can read. For a while, it was tough for me to decide what I wanted to write about and put out there for people to read, and I still tried to keep everything private. But, it was very hard to blog about my life and what I was doing when I was leaving out huge parts of it, like my husband or my family and friends.
I really worried about what people that knew me would think about my blog, (I don’t know why I did that) and so I actually didn’t tell anyone what I was doing until about 8 or 9 months after I had been blogging. I finally figured out that if I wanted to actually enjoy writing this blog, and have it where people actually wanted to read it, that I had to be transparent. I realized that I couldn’t just pick and choose a few things to put out there. I had to share the good and the bad. When I had this realization a few months in, I introduced Jeremy to the world. He is the biggest part of my life, and I was trying to write about what we did on the weekends and in our spare time, but I was leaving him out of it. It didn’t make any sense. I also quit focusing on just the good, and remembered that I am human too and I have good days and bad days. I relate easier to people when I see that they are like me, so why was I trying so hard to show only the good? All of this is growth to me. I feel more comfortable in what I write, and I no longer worry about what people will think. I enjoy sharing my life with all of you and getting to know many of you because of that.
I look forward to the future of my blog. I’m excited to see how I will grow and in turn, how my blog will grow. I hope you will continue to follow along!