I wish I had some awesome story about why I started blogging, but I bet it's the same as most stories! I discovered blogs at the very end of my senior year in college. The first blog I found was Summer Wind, which is a fashion/beauty blog that is full of everything preppy and girly and amazing. From her blog, I found other blogs of the same type that I really enjoyed reading, but weren't anything I had any knowledge of, so I knew I could never have one myself! Then, as I was browsing Summer Wind, I saw a comment from Petchie from Petchie's Blogbook. I remember noticing her fantastic hair right away and, being the frizzball that I am, I clicked over to her blog to see if I could find any hair tips. haha. :) That was my introduction to lifestyle blogs!
Immediately, I feel in love with her love story, and started reading old posts. I loved the ideas and inspiration I found by getting a glimpse into someone else's life. From her blog, I found Jenni at The Story of My Life (as if you didn't know...). Then, it was over. I started at the beginning of her blog and never looked back. Everytime I had a free 10 minutes, I read one of her posts and felt like I was curling up with a big mug of hot chocolate and slipping into someone else's life.
Slowly, but surely, I starting realizing just how huge the blogging world is! I found wedding blogs like Wifestyles, and everything amazing and girly blogs like Pink Lou Lou. I just could not get enough! I knew I wanted a blog, but I had no babies, husband, or talent, so I figured there was no point! At this point in my life, I was working full time and taking classes at night, so I figured my posts would be so boring (and they probably were). But, I knew I would be moving to Florida in a few months, and figured a blog would be the perfect way to document all the adventures we would have, and keep our friends and family in the loop!
So, on March 14, I made my little blog. I followed a few of my favorites and started figuring out this whole crazy thing. It took me forever to figure out how to get a good design. It took me even longer to get a button, and I don't think I figured out how to do a link up for months! But, it was perfect for "getting my feet wet." By the time we moved to Florida, I actually knew what I was doing. My reasons for why I started this blog are still the same, but blogging has turned into something so much more for me! The women, inspiration, knowledge and encouragement I have received since I started this little space is so overwhelming. I couldn't be happier I got the nerve to do it!