This feels weird. A good weird but still weird.
I’ve given blogging a lot of thought lately. See, if you know me you know that I used to do this pretty regularly. It was a big part of my life. I mean, I met two of my best friends blogging, got to do a lot of fun stuff and try some amazing products. Then ‘adulting’ happened and I started a job where blogging couldn’t have too much involvement in my personal life (hello, Human Resources). Add to that – I could not bring myself to sit at the computer after 5. In light of this, I found myself putting my blog on the back burner until it faded away in to nothing. That was several years ago.
However, the need to express myself through writing never, ever (and I mean ever…) went away. I’ve still been writing on a personal level but it’s never made its way out of one of the half completed 17 million journals I have lying around my apartment. I’ve been encouraged by a lot of my friends – by a lot I mean about 4 because I have about 10 on a good day – to start writing again. I’ve hemmed and hawed about it. I’ve tried to write…I’ve even sat down at the computer to start writing … and just sat there.
The timing just hasn’t been right. At least that is what I’ve told myself. Maybe next time. Maybe later. Maybe another weekend it will come to me – I’ve put it off. For whatever reason though, this weekend I decided I was ready. I think it may have been the perfect weather, good coffee and a 5 mile stroll around the city this morning but I felt it. I knew it was finally the right time to start typing again.
So, here we go! This is my ‘official’ return to the blogging world.
I’m not sure exactly what I’m going to write about … but I do live smack dab in the middle of this amazing city of Nashville so hello, writing prompts right there! There is so much to see, hear and do I feel like just writing about the city I’ll never run out of things to talk about.
I’m not sure how personal I’ll get on this version of Party of One. If you were one of the ‘original readers’ you know that I talked about a lot of very, very personal things on the blog. My health, my struggles, my joys and my challenges. I don’t know how deep I’ll go. That’s part of my struggle with coming back to blogging. I don’t ever want to fill my blog with only fluff. I plan to keep things real BUT I also want to protect my privacy and personal life.
Thanks for reading so far. I hope that there is more to come. I’d love it if you shared with me what you’d like to read here. That would make me so happy!
Cheers to new adventures as a (still) Party of One!