Do you ever feel like a different person from one day to the next?
Sometimes I feel like this blog isn’t even mine to post freely on. My own self-induced pressure to create magazine worthy roundups and layouts, editorial vibe photography, it-girl-dumb self indulgence or some universally relatable musings on politics, sensationalized polarized world views.
But there are other days when I feel like it’s whatever I want it to be and the more emboldened I become to share on it, the more that will encourage my partner to do the same, and the more free we will both feel, and the more valuable this labor of love will be.
I carry around a folder full of a business plan, some elevator speeches and a few images under the label “TEOT Identity.” I’ve been in digital marketing long enough to know that its best practice to latch onto a story that your readers and shoppers can identify with, and to run like the wind with it.
But sometimes that makes it all feel a bit paralyzing.
I told a friend over drinks on Friday that I just wanted so badly to be a blogger again. She reminded me that A. I’ve been saying that since she met me in 2009…. and B. that I often tell her that we should stop wishing we were something and just embrace what we are, indicating that — maybe I want to be, but I am NOT actually a blogger.
It’s always funny to have your own words turned on you.
But if I’m not a blogger then what the heck are these 1,554 blog posts all about? Haha!
I mean, Sarah wrote most of them, but there is so much content here and I’m so proud of our efforts over the years. And the community of people that we have met, and the beautiful photos that we have shared. And I just simply love blogging, still.
So, what is it that I want it to be?
I’m honestly not sure. But here I am, blogging about blogging and wanting to blog, because that is what I do.
That is what WE do. We come here to share, we come here to connect, we come here to brainstorm and to document and to experiment.
I hope you are having a nice Monday, figuring out who you are and what you are doing it all for!