Free to be Me in 2014
Sometimes I cannot believe that I actually have a blog. I’ve read blogs for awhile now and started doing so about seven years ago. Not sure what made me finally take the leap and journal here for everyone to read. Surely, my life as a mother of two young toddlers would have been more interesting to document as I was discovering motherhood then than raising tweens now. But somehow, I was not ready back then.
I supposed I am more ready to share my story now. It’s hard to blog at times as I feel like I am making myself vulnerable and baring my soul for everyone to see and judge. I guess I am at the point right now where I do not care as much as what others think. For me, starting the blog was akin to a do-or-die situation. It’s either I find a way to express myself creatively or kiss goodbye to my artistic side.
Over the last few weeks though, I felt a little lost. I recently took a blog workshop that talked a lot about blog monetizing and felt a slight pressure to find a way to do the same for my blog. As I started paying attention to my favorite blogs, I realized that a lot of them have either advertisers or businesses that they are trying to promote. I don’t have advertisers and I am not sure if I’ll ever want to. For me, this little space is really more about my musings on life, focusing on the simple beauty of things through my photography.
As soon as I defined this reality for myself (that I do not want advertisers nor do I want to monetize my site right now), I felt a little lighter and relieved. The thing with life (and in blogging) is that no matter what people advise you to do, what matters most is what feels true to you. Right now, it feels right to just freestyle on my site and write on topics that move me. The past six months of blogging have been a delightful experience. Thanks for indulging me a bit in this little space. I hope that you’ll continue this journey with me in 2014.