I started blogging late one night in my sophomore apartment – because I wanted to have a little space of my own. A few months later I was engaged and the blog became a place to share wedding plans with friends and family around the world. I loved documenting little tid bits of the beginnings of me and Ben, but after we got married, something happened. Somebody I’d never met commented on my blog. I clicked through to her profile and realized she was a student at West Point with a blog of her own. At first it was so weird for me, to have people I didn’t know read about my life, but it was the start of something great. Blogging is no longer just documenting my life for me, it is sharing it. Its about being accountable, focusing on the positive, and creating the life I’m deciding I want.
Somewhere in that I came across this amazing community of bloggers. There are so many inspirational women who are happy in their own skin, so many creative geniuses, and so many people finding their way. It’s been so neat blogging in Utah where so many of those virtual relationships come to life. Occasionally I wish I”d been able to make more of them, but I wouldn’t give up any of my non-blogging relationships for a minute. That said, blogging is making this move to Ohio so much easier. No matter where I go I”ll have a husband, a church, and a community of bloggers – what more could a girl need, right?
Here are a few pictures of this month’s blogging roundtable Bonnie and I led. Now I just need to uncover the bloggers in Cincinnati. Wish me luck 😉
If you happen to be in the provo area I’d love to see you at this last blogging dinner.