I started this blog post on Monday and have yet to finish or post it, so here goes:
Monday marked a year since I started this blog. My first post was simple and straightforward.
Entitled Finding My Way, I hoped to entice fellow bloggers and friends to keep up with my life post-college. I kept things personal at first… talking about family… birthdays… plans for the new year, etc. And then they morphed into “let me show you this part of Durham” or “here’s what I made for lunch” and “look at pictures from my trips” posts. Then it got to the point where I wanted to reach out to a bigger audience, yet didn’t have blog content that was alluring enough. Now it’s at the “I blog for me” stage.
I can’t say that I’m proud about what the past year has held for my blog, but I’m content. Sure, my blog will never have 100+ views daily, nor will any of my posts be featured on the Freshly Pressed page, and I’ve come to accept that. My blog design isn’t as appealing as I want it to be, but it does the trick. My posts aren’t as regular as I want them to be, but that’s ok.
Let’s just pretend like this is a “Year in Review” type post, ok? A few of my personal favorite posts from the past year:
Homeschool Dance Off <yeah, I went there>
Life in the Peruvian Mountains <I miss those mountains>
American Tobacco Campus <one of my most-viewed posts!>
What Would You Do? <in these awkward situations>
Things I Can’t Put on my Resume <but oh, if I could…>
Wedding Weekend <SUCH a fun weekend!>
One of Durham’s Best Kept Secrets <I dare you to read it!>
Fireworks <they’re magical!>
Dad and Sam <my student read his first book!!!!>
A Year Ago Today <graduation!>
A year has passed and I’m still trying to find my way in this world. It’s hard being a 20-something in a world that tells you to “do this” and “be that” when all I want to do is listen to God and follow His plans for my life.
Are you going to stick around for another year of me trying to find my way?