Tuesday, April 27, 2010
:: five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
one year and three days ago, i sat down at my laptop and created a blog. i didn't know how to format it. or what to name it. or what to say. but i knew i wanted a space to be creative. to talk about the things i'd seen. the places i'd been. the lessons i had learned. and i wanted people to listen.
when i first started, things were a bit stressful. how would i make my blog look and feel the way i envisioned? how would people find it? how much would i reveal? how often would i post? i worked hard on making this space what i thought other people would want to see. then i realized that the whole reason i started a blog was as therapy for myself. when i came home from work, i wanted to be able to forget about blood, and IV's, and patients--- and i wanted to be able to focus on the music i loved. the photos i'd taken. my adventures. inspiration. and the world unseen. ultimately-- the only person who needed to love my blog was myself.
so i stopped trying. and i just photographed obsessively. quoted liberally. wrote truthfully. shared shamelessly. and loved every second of it. i've connected with a magnificent web of people who encourage me daily-- and to whom i try to do the same. this blog has been a beautiful journey. and to look back on my posts is to re-live the past year of my life. the good. the bad. and the fab! it puts a smile on my face. and makes me immensely grateful that i took the time to document the details. to leave notes. to realize i had something important to say. and to say it.
i sat at the kitchen table this morning, fabulous new mug in my hands, and i thought about who i am. who i was 365 days ago. and who i want to be in 365 more. and you know what i realized. what this blog has taught me::: i am here. i am now. and i am exactly who i am meant to be.
thanks for riding shotgun with me on my wild ride. you make this journey all the more wonderful! here's to the next year!