It is kind of hard for me to believe that I have been blogging in some form most of my adult life. While none of my early blogs still exist, I started blogging sometime around late 2010 or early 2011. I know I was blogging at the time when I went to New York and for at least a few months leading up to that. I unfortunately don’t have those blog posts anymore as they were on a blog I deleted.
Of all my blogs that I still have and maintain, the oldest two blogs are my adventures blog and my knitting blog, which both date back to June of 2013. I had started this blog about 14 months later, in August of 2014 (August 15th to be exact). I started this blog because I wanted to keep my adventures blog strictly to my adventures blog, the style and feel of that blog is different than the style of this blog. While I do write a bit more about my adventures on this blog as well, I write more about the day to day, what’s on my mind kinda of things here, where as my adventures blog is dedicated to the actual adventures side of things. The adventures side of things I want to try to include if and when I go on bigger adventures has to where I am going, the preparation for the trip, the gear I am taking, what I pack, tips and tricks, and the adventure itself.
I wish I still had the blog posts from when I was actually in New York, and be able to look back and see how much I have changed from the 23 year old who went to New York on her own. It was one of those trips that helped shape the person I am today. It was one of the first major adult decisions I made completely on my own, and set my mind to it, and didn’t let anyone try to talk me out of it. From that I learned that I don’t need others approval to live my life, and that I can and will do what is right for me, even when others tell me not to or that I cannot do it (for whatever reason), I am not here to live my life to please others. I learned how strong of a person I am, that if I allow others to live my life for me, then I am not living at all.
I love blogging, and being able to go back over my posts and remember what I have seen and done, that I may not remember that I did.