One year blogging anniversary
The title sounds a little dramatic, I know. But it's true. Writing this blog over the past year has been therapeutic, inspirational, interesting, challenging, and life changing.
Blogging about both my college life and the city of Atlanta has forced me to be more aware. Aware of the developments in my life, aware of failures and successes, aware of events and updates in my city, aware of trends, but mainly more aware of myself.
Although my blog is public and I encourage others to read and follow my posts, these words are my own personal thoughts - racing through my head, eager to be written down. I always get a little nervous pushing the "publish" button on my posts because blogging, like all forms of expression, makes the author vulnerable to the public. So thank you for reading and accepting my words and ideas that have made up Real College Student of Atlanta.
It wasn't easy and I faced more than enough rejection during the process of really promoting my blog and wanting others to read it. Yet, the end result makes all of that more than worth it. I've learned and been reminded over and over again that rejection is a blessing and a sign that what you thought you wanted or thought you deserved wasn't for you, because there's something better in store.
This blog has also served as a personal history of sorts for me. The past year of my life (most of it) is on this blog, (and on my hard drive, of course)! And I love how I can look back at my archives and read older posts and wonder "...what was I thinking that day?" Or refer to older posts in my newer posts because sometimes old thoughts are still relevant.
I'm so grateful for the relationships I've formed with other bloggers who read my blog and comment and vice versa, with readers and younger girls, and with small & large companies who have sponsored RCSOATL. I appreciate the comments, questions, emails, tweets, and support. And I'm grateful for my family and best friends who continuously support my dreams and ambitions, regardless of how crazy they sound. With a great support system, anything is possible. Thank you all so much!
Blogging isn't for everyone and if you dread writing posts, then it may not be for you! But...there is something that everyone can say they love. What drives you? What do you enjoy doing so much that you'd do it for free? How do you want to positively impact the world? Find what you really love to do and then incorporate that love into your daily life. Happiness is sure to follow.
How has blogging or reading a particular blog impacted your life?