A “Penny” for Your Thoughts. Get it!?!?
Today’s assignment: write the post that was on your mind when you decided to start a blog. Why?
I remember the night clearly. My husband and I were coming home from being out for the day and we were at the stoplight near our street. I remember having my head filled with thoughts and that’s when I decided I needed an outlet. Sure, I can talk my husband’s and girlfriends’ ears off about my ideas, but I wanted to also have a place online to share my ideas because I thought I could be the voice that people were looking for. I was a first year graduate student studying mental health counseling, but was dealing with my own mental health issues. I look to girly things like getting a new nail polish, or Hello Kitty and Pinterest for inspiration. Even if it gives me a bit of happiness, I’ll take it! That’s when I thought of sharing this feeling with others.
Completely excited, I told my husband. “I want to start a blog. I want to share my ideas and share what it’s like being a girly girl who’s smart, creative, and into Hello Kitty. Not too much fluff, not too serious, a blog that’s just in the middle. Women are smart and we are go-getters. I wanted to exude that in my blog, and to also touch on Mental Health issues like anxiety and depression which are more likely that women experience than men. I want to voice my opinion and support to other women out there who feel like they can do anything, and I also want to support women who have lost their confidence and have low self-esteem due to Mental Illness. I think there are women (and men!) out there who would like to read what I have to say on these topics. I believe my blog would be great!”
The light turns green (it’s a really long light!) and my husband says, “That’s great , babe. I really think you can do it. Let’s start looking for website that host blogs for free when we get home.”
He’s so supportive, isn’t he?
And sure enough, I found WordPress.com and lifebeinggirly.com was born.
It’s been about 8 months since I started blogging, and I love that I can still say that I enjoy blogging and sharing my girly life with you. Thank you for reading and following! The biggest thing that makes me happy is knowing that I’ve met some amazing people on here from all over the world that I wouldn’t have had the chance otherwise. Thank you, WordPress!
What do you like most about my blog? I’d love to hear your opinion! Whether it’s praise or critique, I’d love to hear it so I may make my blog even better for months to come! Thank you!!
I hope you have a great day!