I remember during my latter years in college (around 2003, perhaps) I randomly told a friend, “I think I’m going to start a blog!” to which he replied, “Blog? Isn’t that so 1999?!”
Wow. If only we knew then how much the blogging world (and really, the whole cyberspace world!) would evolve over the next 10 years. I actually did start a blog back then and used it to document my life in college and afterwards. When I moved back to the Bay Area after living in Irvine for six years, I used my blog as a way to keep friends in the loop as to what I was doing with my life. I even created a blog when my husband and I got engaged so that I could have a place to store all of the cool ideas I was finding on google (this was obviously pre-Pinterest). Then MySpace and Friendster came along, and shortly thereafter, Facebook. There was really no need in writing long, essay-like updates any longer when friends would know what I was eating, who I was eating with, and where I was eating in one status update complete with a check-in, photo, and tags. I always had blogging in the back of my mind, though, because of my love for writing, recording, and sharing stories. I was just so intimidated because nowadays blogs are so much more than just online journals.
Hello, July 2013.
In my usual proflie stalking on Instagram I came across this blog and this post. I started to wonder why I was even intimidated to start back up on something I had been doing for years a long time ago. My One Little Word for this year also came to the forefront of my mind.
Adventure: an exciting or remarkable experience.
So there it is. My reason for starting back up again and the birth story of this blog. Here’s to experiencing something remarkable!