Wow, I just noticed that come this March, I will have been blogging for ten years! That’s hard to believe. I don’t really know what to say.
Today I found myself reflecting on all the years I’ve been blogging and then I asked myself why I’ve been at it for so long. A lot of people start blogs, but very few people keep at it week after week, year after year. So why do I do it?
I think that I want to let people know that I’m here and that I exist. In my own experience, it’s difficult to connect to people. I rarely have significant, deep conversations with anyone. I think a lot of you who read these blog posts know more about me than people who interact with me everyday in real life. Most of the time, life doesn’t afford us moments to share thoughts like these. We’re all familiar strangers.
I wish I could just walk up to people I don’t know and start up a deep conversation. How is your love life? Tell me about it, in detail. What do you think of this place? This world? What’s it like living your life, as you? What do you think of your job? Your career? What about the people around you? What’s your relationship like with your parents? Your coworkers? Your siblings? Your spouse? Your children? Did life turn out how you thought it would? Would you rather be someplace else? If so, where? What are your dreams? What did you have to give up in your life? If I’ve been successful, a careful reader should be able to answer all of these questions for me.
Over the years, I hope I’ve managed to paint a vivid picture of who I am, what I think about, and how I feel about things, and that you all have seen how I’ve grown over the years.