lately, i've been wondering about this blog. what to do with it. what direction i want to take it in, if any. what role it should play in this new mommy life of mine. i worry that the only thing i post about now is my baby. i wonder if it's becoming annoying and tiresome to my readers. i wonder why i allow myself to let others' perceived expectations for this blog drive its content.
sometimes i want to write a farewell post and shut the whole thing down. i really do. i feel like it would be freeing in a lot of ways.
but i've also invested so much into this blog, over the years. to walk away from all this would be difficult and i don't want to do something that i'd regret down the road.
no regrets. as tim riggins would say.
so then i start thinking about, when everything is stripped away, what i want this blog to be all about. what i want it's core purpose to be.
there are a lot of blogs out there that feel like flipping through a magazine. plenty of pretty pictures, great style, and beautiful people. those blogs are just fine and fun in their own way. i, for one, am grateful for those blogs because they sometimes help me know how to dress myself when i'm feeling particularly dumb when it comes to glam and fashion.
but those blogs aren't me. and "young people in love" will never be one of those blogs.
so i think about what it is that i do have to offer with this blog.
and i keep coming back to honesty and connection.
sure i want my blog to look nice and heck, even have some pretty pictures every now and then but, when all is said and done, i want this blog to be an honest telling of my life and my thoughts. no hiding, no sugar-coating, and no watering-down of things like love and happiness.
if i can do that, i hope my readers will be able to feel a sense of connection, validation, and hope through what i share on this blog.
so thanks for listening.