Wednesday, March 04, 2020

12th Blogiversary

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Today is my 12th Blogiversary!  

I can't believe that I've been blogging for twelve years off and on. Time does fly. I admit that my blogging has been quite sporadic over the past couple of years, but I'm always operating in the hope that I can get back to blogging much more. When I show up here at my blog, I'm instantly happy and it brings back good memories when I scroll back over older posts. 

On this blogiversary day each year, I always look back at that very first post in 2008 and I'm instantly nostalgic. When I wrote that first post I was very actively trying to figure out how to "be" here in this new land. I have to admit that I was struggling a lot back then and I still do sometimes, but I firmly believe that this blog has changed the trajectory of my life in so many good ways. I love that I began this blogging journey on March 4th, which always makes me think of marching forth

Typing those first words on my very first post really opened up a new path in my life, that I am still exploring. I've been given great opportunities through blogging, but the most important thing that blogging has given me has been simply to give me an outlet, especially during a time when I needed it the most. 

My life is a bit more complicated than it was when I wrote that very first post back in 2008 and right now I'm working on making it a bit less complicated again. I know that I can never go back to that time and that looking back too much can be toxic, but I think that reflection once in a while is a very helpful way of checking in with myself. I think cutting down on some of the complication in my current life starts with getting back to square one with myself and doing the things that I love. I've been running on fumes for the last while and my tank is ready to give out if I don't help myself. I've come to realize lately that I don't really do much that I love anymore. I just do what needs to be done and not much else (I know I'm not alone in feeling this way). That has to change. Life is to be lived

Only I can make the changes that are needed to get me back on track in life. This blog offered me a great outlet in the beginning, so now it is time to let it do its quiet magic again, to help me look within. I am ready to do this. Here goes :)

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
~ President Barack Obama


BLOGZOOM said...

I feel happy to be here, proud to read your every word. What you talk about the lack of time to do something as simple as writing is what is happening to other people, this is so weird, we have tools to be able to speak to the four corners of the world, and despite that time has decreased. I also always hope to write and comment again. We will remain optimistic. I loved Obama's share, he is an admirable man.


Dori said...

Thank you for being here my friend and for reading what I wrote. I appreciate that so much :) I don't know if many visit me here anymore since I don't blog as often as I used to (I fully understand), but I appreciate whomever visits me here. I am going to do better with showing up here for the love of writing and for anyone who might like to read no matter how many. As you mentioned, blogging is an opportunity to speak to people all around the world and that is quite a blessing. Yes, we will remain optimistic :) And President Obama is a wonderfully intelligent man.