Oh, wow. It’s been almost 3 years since my last post on here (said post being the only other post before this one since I privatized everything else. LOL.)
Here’s the thing about me: I’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship with blogging since high school. I’ve hopped from one host to the next, telling myself it would be the last site I’ll be in, the last domain name I’ll have… But then all the what ifs come along and ruin it. “What if someone I know discovers my blog and uses it against me?” “What if I share an opinion that would offend people?” “What if everything I write gets negative feedback?” “What if I don’t get feedback AT ALL?” et cetera, et cetera… Add laziness and the lack of motivation to the mix and I end up not continuing what I started.
I realize now that it’s not really the possibility of the what ifs that’s holding me back, but my dismissive attitude towards something that I think I can never be successful in. And every single time, I forget why I started blogging in the first place. Hopefully, this post marks an end to all that.
Who cares if a condescending colleague or a nosy relative stumbles upon my blog and decides to tell everyone else about it? I could use the traffic. So what if my opinion would offend some people? I’m not here to please anyone. I’m here to write and share what I think needs to be shared. This blog is my public landfill of thoughts, ideas, and inquiries and I’ve decided to commit to it.
So, hi, I’m Paige. Welcome to my blog.