Monday, December 10, 2012

before the blog

Just a moment of self reflection that left me wondering...

I've been a blogger for two and a half years.  I've read blogs for three.  I was just thinking of what has changed in my life during those years.  Well, a lot.  I graduated from college, started a job, got engaged, got a kitten, yada yada yada.  I was thinking more deeply than that.  What did I do before blogs? 

My morning routine is to enjoy a cup of coffee and catch up on my favorite blogs.  I might take a peek at Facebook, but other than that, Blogger is the only website that I pull up multiple times on a daily basis.  My morning routine used to be enjoying coffee in bed while watching the Today Show, no not just the "news" part, but the Kathie Lee and Hoda part.  The late segment.  Yes, staying in bed until 10am wasn't unusual... I was in college, give me a break! 

Now that I've started my job and am planning a wedding, my mind goes in a million different directions throughout the day.  I may not get to lay in bed with coffee (ever.), but I don't exactly want that anymore.  My interests have changed.  On days that I have off, I lay in bed, trying to capture that same relaxed feeling I used to have, but I don't find myself staring at the TV admiring Savannah Guthrie's long legs, but checking up on all of you and your blogs. 

Blogs are my happy place.  I'm sure many of you can relate.  Throughout the hustle and bustle of my day, you are there.  Your blogs are there.  Many days, I don't put up a blog post, not because I don't want to, but because I'd rather devote that amount of free time to immersing myself into other blogs.  It's an escape.  It's like reading a magazine that you don't have to flip ..and for the most part, they don't have those cheesy ads that I get on every other page in my beloved InStyle.

Since I've been reading blogs, I've spent a lot more money than I used to (hey, the temptation around Blogger is HUGE), I've met many wonderful and inspiring people, I take a lot more photos than I used to (always thinking, "Hey, this would be great on the blog!"), I've been introduced to many amazing companies ...I've also challenged my patience, creativity, devotion, and ambition.  I continue to do this everyday.  
The list goes on.

The point of all this?  Well, I guess I don't really have one.  If you've made it this far, I applaud you.  Moments like these sometimes deserve a little ramble, right?.  This is a moment I'm thankful for all of you.  Come to think of it, I meant to say these exact things to you on Thanksgiving.  Your support and comments mean so much.  Keeping up with a blog is a lot of work, but you all make it worth it.  

So thank you. 

21 comments:

  1. Great post and I could not agree more. Blogs are my happy place. How cute is your cat? It almost makes me think I could like a cat- oh and you look gorgeous:)

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  2. You are so right! I start almost everyday reading through blogs and I LOVE it! Your kitten is so cute!!

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  3. I agree with you completely! Btw...I am a dog person, although, your kitty is so cute!

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  4. I love that pic!!

    Blogs are great! They are my way of just interacting with interesting people (especially when I don't see my real life friends or work gets a bit much)

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  5. Cheers to you, sweet blogger friend! I agree on the not posting every day and choosing to read other blogs. They are my happy place, too. I feel so out of the loop when I miss a week or two. Xo

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  6. Love you and your pretty face!!! Truly one of my favorite reads!!!!

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  7. You are so right! I was so inspired by all the fabulous blogs I frequented for months (including yours!) that I wanted to start my own. BUT, it sucked and I realized I like reading them better. Much more fun to have the escape. I applaud you making the effort big time!

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  8. I agree! I love reading blogs on a daily basis. It's the perfect morning routine. Such a cute photo!!

    Xo-L

    simplylowcountry.blogspot.com

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  9. We love your blog and read it every day! www.betseyandbecca.blogspot.com

    Merry Christmas!

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  10. I couldn't have said it better. This is definitely how I feel about all the blogs I read..including yours ;)

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  11. I totally agree... I LOVE reading up on everyone and their day, week, month or whatever. It's fun and it gives me a sense of excitement to go out and try out the make up I just read about, hairstyle, OOTD, or indulge myself in a little DIY craft.

    Thanks and happy reading!
    XOXO

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  12. Completely agree that blogs are my happy place too!

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  13. I love reading your blog! I could not agree more with all that you said! Happy Monday!

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  14. It's nice to hear someone else say it. Er, write it? My husband has his online car forums, so he "sort of" understands my love of blog reading. After teaching teenagers all day long and reading their sometimes wonderful, sometimes terrible essays, catching up in blogland is quite the respite! Love your blog :)

    -Danielle

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  15. Very sweet post. I just began a blog in October and I can see why everyone loves it. Everyone on here is so supportive and like one big family. I'm so excited to start my journey blogging and can't wait to make friends with all of you lovely people. :) Lovely post and such a pretty girl! XOXO

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  16. I love reading blogs in the mornings! Your's is on my favorites bar and usually the first one I check up on! Love love it! Thank YOU!

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  17. Blogs are my escape everyday after a long day at work. So thanks for the good reading :)

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  18. What a sweet post. I am a rather new blogger, my one year anniversary is approaching. I am a new follower and really enjoy your blog and can totally relate. It is such a treat to see what everyone else is up to.

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  19. This is a great post! I love blogging and reading blogs too. It's definitely my happy place as well. And yes, it has made me spend more money too, without any shadow of a doubt!

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  20. Great post! Your blog is so cute! I am glad you keep up with it :)

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  21. This is a sweet post. I feel the same.. even though I don't blog as much as I'd like to, I enjoy reading other blogs! It's definitely my escape, too!

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