2016 was a crazy year! I experienced a lot of highs and lows. I felt a lot of emotions. I grew as a person. Through it all, one thing that hasn’t changed is my desire to blog. Blogging took me away to my own world – one wherein I could be whoever I want to be. This world was my home away from home. It is perfect and peaceful. This year, I want to continue to live and nurture that home. I want it to grow and help me become a better person.
To do that, I feel like I need to go back to the start and answer the most basic yet most difficult question there is:
Why do I blog?
Here’s my 2016 version to this question.
I blogged because I am not an open book and I don’t want to be an open book. I don’t like sharing my thoughts with people because people always end up disappointing me. It’s hard to find your person in a crowd of millions. I find it better to post about it online anonymously – get it off my chest and then get on with my day.
I blogged because I got to learn different kinds of lessons. My favorite last 2016 was the lesson of thinking before posting. I know that everything I post online is there for the world to see making it accessible for others. This fact challenges me to post and blog responsibly.
I blogged because I used it as a distraction. Life is hard. During the times that I felt that life was a bit too much for me, I turned to blogging to comfort and distract me. This is probably one of the main reasons why I blogged. Blogging proved to be the best kind of distraction there was. But even if I used it as such, I tried to use it as positively as I could. It got me into minimalism and positivity.
I blogged because I have zero ounces of creativity. I tried photography, flat lays, calligraphy and even photo editing. I failed countless times but the fact that I tried still makes me happy. Without blogging, I wouldn’t have even tried.
I blogged because I can. I honestly don’t know what to do with my life but this 2016 was the year of trying. I tried to do as much as I can. I tried to get out of my comfort zone. I tried to live more. I tried to give more value to the things that really mattered. Through all this, this blog was with me. It is my friend, confidante and unjudging companion in life. I continued to blog last 2016 because I want to try and be more.
So thank you, WordPress and the WordPress community for making 2016 a memorable year. The support I have gotten and received through this blog is immeasurable. I am looking forward to another year with you.