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An Unlikely Blogger

Posted by savannahkase on July 21, 2013 in Personal |

I’ll be the first to admit that I am an unlikely blogger.  I am an aggressively private person (a trait that some astrologers attribute to my astrological sign, Cancer II), so although I was among the first to join Facebook in 2004, I have only a few hundred friends and they are all people I actually know and would like to have in my life.  I have a Twitter account, but almost never visit it, and an empty Pinterest board.  Anyone who knows me would attest that I am incredibly social; I make a point of speaking to or hanging out with friends every chance I get.  But when it comes to social media, I am skeptical.  I wonder why anyone would care what I have to say, or how I would feel if someone said something mean in response.  The time has come to find out!

Although new to blogging, I have written autobiographically my whole life – I started keeping a journal around age six, and now have dozens of them filled with memorable events, affairs, travels, meals, and ideas.  Even in my journals, however, I write in tiny cursive handwriting and never let anyone read them.  I don’t even read them.  I write for the sake of writing.  It is a way of processing my life; I feel as if something has not really happened until I memorialize it in my journal.  Because no one, including myself, ever reads my journals, I can be painfully honest.  Recording embarrassing moments or heartbreaks has enabled me to find closure, and immortalizing good times in ink helps me remember the details and recapture the emotions later on.

I have not had much time for journaling since my son was born six months ago.  It has been difficult to justify “me time” when my days are already juggling acts between my job, my baby, my husband, my friends/family, and my wellbeing (eating, sleeping, exercising, etc.).  Yet I realize that it is more important than ever for me to record major events, emotions, and ideas at this transitional period in my life, as I grow from being just me, to being Mom/Me, and trying to figure out who that is.  Thank you for joining me on this journey.

Only Colby is allowed to watch me journal - and that's only because he can't read!

Only Colby is allowed to watch me journal – and that’s only because he can’t read!

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