It’s hard for me to believe that three years ago I jumped on the blogging bandwagon…sipped some blogging koolaid…started a blog. My blog has evolved a lot since then as has my life. I primarily started my blog as a 20 year old college junior beginning my journey with my first season of cross country. I was brand new to running. I wanted a place to jot down my thoughts regarding running and my experiences. The other catcher was I was also a collegiate swimmer. Since the majority of people reading now weren’t reading then I swam for close to 15 years (distance freestyle in college) before quitting my senior year of college. At that point I was swimming on our varsity team as well as running for my college varsity team. Looking back I was doing brick workouts 5 days a week. (I was running a lot lower miles (around 30) as you don’t just hop into running 70 mile weeks).
Since starting my blog, I have broken up with swimming, broken up with a boyfriend, changed majors, graduated college, interned and worked a real person job. The only real factor that has stayed the same is…I’m still running. (and of course that my grammar has yet to improve and I’ll continue to type like I talk). It’s hard for me to generalize any big moments in my life from the last 3 years because there have been so many. I know it took me a long time to realize what I wanted to blog about, life, running, swimming…food but every blogger goes through that. The fear they need to blog every day or blog about certain topics or they will lose readership. It somewhat reminds me of a scale really, the number of readers you have…your weight…who cares.
I can honestly say I’m a completely different person then starting my blog three years ago and I’m okay with that. I’ve met a lot of great people through blogging and made a lot of connections I don’t think I would have ever made walking down the street. The internet is unique in that way.
Thinking about the future I don’t know where I’ll be either. Hell I don’t even know where I’ll be in three months. I hope that wherever I am and whatever I’m doing I’ll be happy. If it’s one thing I’ve learned throughout the last few years of blogging is keep yourself reasonably happy.
I changed majors (math and education to community health) at the end of junior year and full loaded senior year because I was unhappy in the math major.
I quit swimming senior year because I was in pain and unhappy.
I moved away from Oswego because I was unhappy and knew it wasn’t a life commitment.
I’m moving down to Texas and in with Tim because I know I’ll be happy.
Blogging has documented my highs, lows and everything in between. Will I be blogging at age 26? Who really knows…but I at least know I’ll be decently happy.
Questions for you:
How have you changed since blogging?
Where do you see yourself in the future?