Tuesday, April 26, 2011

why do I blog?

This has been a slow blogging month for me--mainly because of school and exams. As days passed and I thought of different blog posts to write when I did find myself with a moment of time, I found myself thinking about the quality of my posts. I know that when I'm rushed, I don't put as much time and effort into a blog idea and simply blog what comes to mind. Sometimes that's okay, but other times I don't always like what I end up posting and simply post for lack of time.

I don't really like that. These thoughts led to me thinking: why do I blog?

At the beginning, I simply started because I was getting free books [AND I LOVE BOOKS] to review them and provide my opinion. That was really cool, and then I started doing more, posting my thoughts and opinions on different things as they came up. My goal, in a sense, was to gather a following so that I could keep reviewing books.

I was 15/16, okay? AND I love books.

Slowly, I learned more about the world of blogging and met so many crazy awesome bloggers. I slowly grew, picking up a few followers here and there but never really had a large following. If I got a comment or two on a post, I was lucky--and that's still the case. My blog changed quite a bit over the years as I experimented with different things and tried different gadgets and attachments. I learned new tricks and got rid of old ones.

Somewhere along the way, I think I forgot why I kept up the blogging thing--even after I stopped doing the book thing. I still go for an occasional book or two, but I find myself asking: why do I blog? What keeps me writing posts? What is my mission? What do I hope to accomplish with this?

For some of you all, this may not be important. You may be sitting at your computer, wishing to read something insightful and feeling slightly disappointed at this post, but that's okay. This is what I need to say--even if it's slightly longer than usual.

I don't want to blog simply to have a following.
I don't want to blog simply to get free books.
I don't want to blog simply because I can.

I want to blog because I like to.
I want to blog because I have something to say--even if no one wants to read it at times.
I want to blog because I am a child of God and I'm on a mission for Him.
I want to blog because I know that as His child, He has a purpose for me and He is using me in ways that I don't always understand.

I want to blog about my life.
I want to blog and my struggles and my triumphs and how God helped me in both.
I want to blog about what I'm learning on a day to day basis.
I want to blog about the silly things and the important things.
I want to blog to and for Him, my Lord and Saviour because without Him I am nothing and without Him I have nothing.

This is why I blog.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

a day of pleasantries...

Yesterday was a wonderfully awesome day--and not just because it was my birthday.

Yesterday, I woke up around 9, had a shower and then had the pleasure of eating breakfast outside with a super awesome friend.  It was a little chilly, but the sun was shining and everything looked so pretty!

Following that, my roommate and a few other friends from my res all went to the zoo with me where we walked around looking at animals, took goofy pictures and played at the park.  Not bad for a newly 19 year old, eh?

It sprinkled/snowed for about an hour, but nothing too serious, so I came back to my room and watched Enchanted simply because I like Disney movies.

To finish off the day, I walked with my breakfast buddy to our Hub group [like Bible study only different] where we had cake and good discussion.  It was sooooo pretty out and I took some really cool pictures--which I'll share after I get a chance to really look at them.

Finally, before bed, I talked to my bestie on the phone.

I was and am so blessed.  God is good and I shall never forget that!

Many blessings to you, my readers!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

a few photos...

Spring is here and I love it. These photos were taken a few weeks ago in the early morning as I said goodbye to the snow.

As much as I love snow, I cannot wait for the green grass and beautiful flowers!

Friday, April 01, 2011

painting a wall

In my residence, we are divided into 8 houses and each house has the pleasure of creating a mural to represent their house. I live in C House and last year, the people were very creative and made The "C" [sea]. This year, what began as an idea with Cookie Monster slowly developed into a wall of Childhood. Below is a picture of what we've done so far and if you click HERE it'll take you to a video that I made about the wall so you can learn more!

Have beautiful days!

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