Tomorrow is exactly 5 years since my very first blogpost
. I suppose that's a long time. It doesn't feel like it has been that long and I still feel very much like a beginner at blogging. It has changed over time but I have enjoyed it as a wonderful journey.
1. It helps me appreciate life!
Photography and capturing small beautiful details in life, has always been one of my loves. Having a blog has given me a source of constant inspiration to keep creating, but also a wonderful opportunity to share my work and play. It is also one of the best scrap-books I have ever had, and definitely the cheapest.
2. Beginning and keeping connections!
My mom is my most enthusiastic reader of my blog. She mentions weekly, how great it is that I write a blog. I have loved-ones all around the world. So, it's nice to share bits of me and my passions with them. I am meeting more and more people through the blog too. I have met many of you who know me from the blog, it's so fun to meet you and hear that you have been inspired through my writing and photos.
3. Honestly it kept me sane!
Upon first moving to Germany in 2010, I did not speak a word of German. I married a German, all neighbours, "friends", and shopkeepers were German. Everyone was speaking German. It was a really hard time. I was so lonely and just wanted to speak English. I couldn't share my real thoughts, make jokes, or really engage in German conversation at all for the first 6 months of living here. This here blog was the place I could express myself freely, without stumbling over grammar and vocab. My blog really gave me that opportunity to be who I really was, when I couldn't really communicate and be my real self in a German environment.
4. I'm much more reflective and intentional!
Writing a blog has challenged me to think through things more. I suppose it's both the frequent visual and verbal communication, which encourage reflection on my experiences, my struggles, and my dreams. Writing frequently naturally causes me to reflect on where I am coming from and where I am headed. I am a planner and organiser, so being intentional about my life comes naturally to me, but blogging and being part of the online community has really allowed me to dream big and actualise some of my pursuits
Honestly, it's hard to imagine the past 5 years without a blog. It's been an incredibly rewarding experience. And I am excited to blog further and see how the wind changes and we grow.
Thank you for reading lovelies!
It's an honour to share life with you.