I started this blog over four years ago. Some days, it feels like I just started. Other times, I feel as if I’m going on forty years.
And even though I still have plenty to learn, there’s a lot I know now that I didn’t before. I love that I’m learning something new every day.
Thanks to blogging, I have a better inderstanding of myself and what makes me tick.
When I first started, I wrote for myself. I created art for my own sake and sanity. So I continue to try to blog for myself. It’s more fun than blogging for other people. Trying to please everyone and their mother is impossible.
I think before I became a blogger, I didn’t trust myself enough. I relied on the judgement of those around me. Nowadays I’ve gotten better at trusting my gut, partly out of necessity. I didn’t have anyone to hold my hand throughout this insane journey. Anytime something came out of left field, I had to trust my instincts. Thankfully, it’s gotten me here today.
Blogging taught me to stick with my vision, even and especially when the going gets tough. As I grow older, I get more cynical. Yet I still dream. I envision a better, happier life. I know what I want to do, what I hope to accomplish. I also know I’d rather die taking risks and doing what I love than pass away playing it safe.
One of the toughest lessons for me has been coming to terms with the fact that I can’t control everything. I have to remind myself constantly to control what I can. More importantly, I tell my mind to let go of what I can’t.
These are just some of the things I’ve learned from blogging. I could go on and on and on and on. But I won’t because I want to know what blogging has taught you about yourself.