An example: I hate going to the airport. I just don't like it. Since I've been following a high-protein, low-carb, no junk diet lately, I haven't had candy. On the day I went to the airport last week, I stress-ate some Twizzlers (they were good, by the way, so no regrets there). On days I feel that way, days I'm just trying to get through the day, I don't really need to be blogging, you know? (It's worth mentioning that these days really only happen when Scott's away...being responsible for everything is hard.)
I'm very careful about what I post online and it's a craft, really, to create profiles and writings in a public forum.
Another example: I've sent Scott many pictures lately of things I've been doing. He posted some of them to his own Facebook page and I had a momentary internal freak-out.
Look. This is me, taking the dogs to school, so I can work on my classroom. My sign needs to be touched up, there's a GARBAGE can in the picture, and a random thing of Clorox wipes (those desks don't clean themselves; I clean them). Plus, the dogs aren't even engaged in the picture-taking. This was just Hey, this is what I'm doing today and here's a picture. I wouldn't have posted it online. But he did, with a nice little caption. And I do appreciate that he cares enough to do so.
But whatever, right? It's real life.
I probably would've shown you this instead, if I were going to document the experience.
Jett on a pile of trimmer.
And example #3:
I went hiking with some friends the other day. They took all the pictures with their phones and posted them to social media on the spot. I didn't even see what the pictures looked like until I got home, 4 hours later. That's pretty stressful in its own right, correct?
A rare photo of other people on this blog.
Back to Why do I blog?....
This blog has seen 3 different blog names and 2 URLs. It's seen 3 states, 4 "hometowns", 4 houses, 4 jobs, 3 deployments, multiple highs, many frustrations and struggles, and so on. It's a literal record of my adult life.
But, again, truthfully, I do know why I blog. It's my record of my adult life. It chronicles everything.
I started it about one year into being married and that was one year into being an army wife. I remember the months we dated and the months we were engaged and the months of that first deployment and the months after very well. Shockingly well, even. However, once I started this blog, I started recording things. It's more than just pictures...it's stories, happenings, likes, dislikes...it's literally my life. It's recorded things that I never would've written down or made note of otherwise.
So that's why I blog. That's why I'll continue to blog. Even if no one reads it, I will keep going because not everyone has a record of their life online in this way. Not everyone can go back to mid-deployment 2012 and read about what was happening.
In short, I think I've been busy thinking and that's why I haven't been blogging.
Oh, and can we just say Praise the Lord that it's August? Also, Happy Monday, per usual.
Why do YOU blog?