Sept 12: How Blogging Has Changed Me

Thursday, September 12: Discuss ways that blogging or social media has changed you.

A few Sundays ago, Josh and I escaped, and took a little trip to Sauble Beach.  This is what it means to slow down life.
Before today, I never really thought that blogging had 'changed' me.  But when I start to really think about it, I guess it has.  Even though some days it seems as though blogging might add a little stress ("ahh! I haven't posted today, or taken pictures" type thoughts often occur,) I've realized that blogging causes me to stop and reflect.  Reflect on my life, my feelings and emotions, my thoughts of the situations and people around me.  It causes me to to slow my life down a little, take some adventures, open myself up and be more vulnerable.  I feel that blogging makes me recognize my feelings, and put words behind them.  Blogging allows me to share my life with people I don't know, don't see often, or haven't talked to in forever.  It also lets me share moments with family and friends near and far.  Some days, blogging makes me be more creative, to come up with things to write about, or make new projects to share.  I think one of my new favourite things about blogging is that I've now taken the time to learn more about my camera, Photoshop and coding!

I'm happy that I started blogging again.  I used to do it many moons ago, and even took a class all about blogs in university.  Looking back, I feel like I've learned SO much more about blogging in the last three months (since the birth of this here little blog) than I ever did in that class.  I'm glad that I'm pushing myself to write more, as I haven't really done it much in the last 8 years (before that I have hundreds of pages full of my words in dozens and dozens of journals.)  I feel challenged to share more of myself, and to really put myself out there, for all the world to see.  I'm thankful that technology has offered this opportunity, and I hope that it continues to be just as great as it is now.  I love learning about myself through blogging, and learning about everything else that comes along with it.