As of today, I have blogged every day, at least once a day, for six straight years. In addition, in a little over a year, my little corner of the internet will celebrate its tenth anniversary. Blogging has become a big part of my life, and a big part of who I am.
I like to think of my blog as my happy place. Sure, I occasionally blog about serious things. Sometimes, even hard things. But mostly, I blog about things that bring me joy. My family. Christmas. Architecture. Lego building. Baseball. Church things. Fashion. St. Louis, Fall. Family feasts. History. The Royal Family. Holiday and celebrations of all kinds. Quotes and hymns that comfort me, inspire me, or make me smile. Local festivals. Tea parties. Homeschooling. The Olympics.
If there is something that brings a smile to my face, I’ve probably written about it or shared a photograph of it here. To me, my blog is the equivalent of sitting in a comfy chair on a chilly day, with a warm blanket wrapped around me, while my favorite music or movie is playing. I feel comfortable here. Happy. Peaceful. It’s a place where I can be me.
People blog for all kinds of reasons. I started blogging because Ryan suggested I give it a try. I kept blogging because I love it, because it gives me a place where I can express myself, share my thoughts, and especially share what makes me happy.