I have been thinking about this for awhile. But I wasnâ€™t sure of the direction or who I was doing it for. I was never consistent with my travel blog, so would I stick with writing another kind of blog? And doesnâ€™t everyone and their computer-equipped, opinionated uncle have one? In the words of my co-worker Taylor, everyone thinks they are a unique snowflake. So what is going to make me stand out among the hundreds of thousands of other bloggers? Iâ€™m a young female, recently graduated, trying to find her path in life; someone who spends copious amounts of time on the Internet, who loves baby animal videos, who wants to be crafty after spending hours on Pinterest, who appreciates motivational quotes â€“ yep, sounds pretty cookie cutter to me.
But then I admitted that I want to do this for me â€“ not for the approval of others or to fill some gaping hole of need left vacant in the blog-o-sphere (which, of course, does not exist. The holes are all filled; crammed in fact â€“ the cup overfloweth with abundance.) But here I am, still throwing my hat in the ring. Because I am constantly composing â€” catchy phrases pop into my head, witty comebacks and one-liners to zing around, questions to be hashed out. I need an outlet; my blue composition notebook isnâ€™t cutting it anymore. I want dialogue. I want to share. Maybe something will come of this and maybe it wonâ€™t. But at least Iâ€™m putting myself out there. Iâ€™m writing and sharing and exploring to hopefully fulfill something inside of me, to turn some of these question marks into answers. And my hope is that along this journey I will make you smile, perk up on a dreary day, make you think twice about something, or inspire you to try something new. Perhaps I do have loftier goals than I originally intended, but I wonâ€™t forget that Iâ€™m just like all the other snowflakes falling from the sky.