It is always interesting when I sit down to write a blog post, thinking I know exactly what direction I want to go with it. Then I start writing and it becomes something entirely different. That is what happened with today's post. I was going to lament on the fact that I always feel so unmotivated to blog once I get home from a vacation. It doesn't matter if it is a big two week vacation, or a long weekend vacation, I have a hard time finding my motivation on Monday morning.
As I started writing, this is what came out instead...
As I sat down at lunch today to catch up on some of my friends blogs, I realized what it is about blogging that keeps me going, it is the sharing of our selves, the sharing of our lives. We share the good days and the bad days. We share that life is not perfect and crap happens. We also share the joys, our children, our grandchildren, anniversaries and birthdays. All the things that mark moments in life.
My dear blogging friends have taught me so much, how to stand strong in the face of conflict and disease. They have taught me to be brave and try new things. They have taught me very useful things like digital scrapbooking, iPhone Photography, and creative Photo Processing.
They have shared the beauty of their place in the world through their photography. They have shared from their heart and made me want to be like them, strong and courageous.
If I, in turn can be a strong and courageous inspiration for even one person through what I write on my blog, then this blogging journey has been more than worthwhile.