Monday, September 23, 2013

What Blogging Has Taught Me

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.


  1. What a wonderful way to start my morning. Your post are always so moving!

  2. I love sharing in other's lives via the many different places in life shared here. It enriches!

  3. Well your blog enriches my life Sarah. It's always well written, thoughtful and interesting.

  4. I so enjoyed reading this....and I am enriched by your words and images....not to mention the jeweled tiara!!

  5. You are a strong and courageous person who has influenced and inspired me many times! I love the photo of your hands and the flower and of course, I love the tiara!

  6. Amen.

    Sarah, you - and your art - are a blessing in my life, and I would never have met you if not for your blogs.


  7. You have such a touch Sarah . . .

  8. So very true. We accompany each other on our journeys, encouraging and bearing witness.


Thank you so much for visiting today and taking the time to read my thoughts on life. :)