I received an email about two months ago asking if I wanted to pay to keep my blog up and running. At the time I had plenty of other things to spend money on and the last thing I wanted to do was divvy out cash to something that hadn’t been touched in ages. Despite the contemplation, a voice deep down told me to do it, so I did and it’s been sitting there on the world-wide-web completely stagnant ever since.
My life has changed tremendously since my nomadic travel days when my blog was in full swing. Since then I have lived in Arizona, started two new jobs, completed my masters degree, started a long-distance relationship, got engaged, moved to Colorado and married the man of my dreams. Reflecting on all of these transitions, I’m reminded how much can change in our lives in such a short amount of time.
Through the craziness of life over the past two years I have definitely felt a void that writing and blogging used to fill. I was still writing, but believe me, writing 10-page research papers on brain pathways did NOT fill this void! Each week that passed I was reminded of how much I missed writing and expressing myself creatively in this way. I nudged these thoughts to the back of my mind for quite some time, but they kept returning. I would often find myself thinking, “What do I have to write about now?” Or, “Who would even read my blog? My life isn’t that exciting anymore.” The negative thoughts flowed continuously without remorse. As a result, I haven’t written in close to two years.
Now, this is not meant to be a sob story of a person who missed their calling. It is simply a story of a girl who loves to write and offer advice/suggestions to others. My passion for expression began years ago when my parents gifted me an old laptop when I was in middle school. Each night I would sit at my desk and write pages upon pages in an electronic, password-protected diary. Fortunately, I received a printer for Christmas one year so to this day I have hard copies of my entries, which consisted mostly of boy bashing, teenage girl drama that I for sure thought would be the end of my life. My sisters and I still get a good laugh every once in a while when we pull these out. Later in life I would decide to minor in journalism in college, furthering my desire to put a pen to paper. A few years after that I started my very first blog, which quickly blossomed into something I loved.
Today, I am a wife, puppy mama, barista, travel enthusiast who still loves to write. With that, I’ve decided to resurrect my blog. Globetrotting around the world solo on a regular basis is no longer a realistic goal of mine so my writing niche will not be the same as it was two years ago.
So what then?
As an Army wife, I have been and will continue to be blessed with the opportunity to live in and travel to different areas of the U.S. and possibly even the world. With that, my passion for exploring, traveling and writing about these adventures can continue.
If a few people read my posts, great. If my mom turns out to be my only reader, that’s okay too. At the end of the day, sometimes we just have to do things for ourselves and having the capability to do that is the most beautiful thing of it all. Stringing words together will at the very least keep my brain busy and the creative juices flowing!
I do hope to use this blog as an avenue to inspire others, whether that be to travel or to just start doing something new. The original subtitle to Globalwanderings was, “Finding Beauty Everywhere.” While many things have changed, this is one thing that has not. I still plan to seek beauty everywhere, whether that’s in my own neighborhood or across the world. I hope you join me for the ride!