I'd really like to incorporate more writing into my blog. Starting today, I will be posting a weekly post (on Wednesdays) that is more text heavy. First things first. I 'd really like to introduce myself to my readers.
I talk too much. I ramble and ramble. I have no filter most of the time (especially when I've had a few too many Whiskey Gingers), and you know what? Thats okay.
I care a lot about my friends and family. I love them, they have been with me through the good and the bad. I had a pretty rough time last year and I finally feel like myself again. I have things that I am doing for myself (like this lovely blog), and I am learning more about what I actually want to do with my life. I think it is important to do something that you love and not get caught up in the money and the potential fame of it all. That stuff doesn't matter in the long run. If you're happy, you have what you need.
I just started reading Kelly Cutrone's book, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside. I have to say it is absolutely brilliant. She says what she wants and she is super successful. She doesn't care about the money or the fame. She just does what she loves and she is good at it. Obviously having a voice thats popular enough for people to look to you for advice is an added bonus.
One particular thing that she says in her book stuck with me, “Sometimes, if not most of the time, you find out who you are by figuring out who and what you are not."
I feel like I have been doing this for the past twenty years of my life. It wasn't until this past year that I started realizing what I wanted to do. I have this blog and sure, some people may think its a joke and not take it seriously, but it makes me happy. I enjoy doing it. I have an outlet for creativity and that is something truly remarkable.
I was terrified to start a blog. I kept thinking, "who cares about what I have to say?" Over 20,000 page views later, people keep coming back and that means something. So thank you. Thank you for reading my blog and trying to get to know me. I love doing it.