“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato
I simply cannot believe I’m writing my 100th post. But I am!
To take a trip down memory lane, I started this blog in the winter of 2015, after an attempt in the beginning of 2015. I had high hopes that this blog would provide me with a writing platform (of course!) and an ability to use my voice. That’s exactly what it gave me…but oh so, so, so much more.
It challenged me to conquer things I otherwise would never attempt– Google AdSense, I’m looking at you! Through it, I was forced to stretch my imagination and mindset (read: post when I had no idea what to say). It encouraged me to practice patience and attention-to-detail. I began taking photography more seriously, though my abilities hardly improved. 😀 My writing voice developed in a way I didn’t originally plan. To create content, I had to combine creativity, research, and practical application to my work. It’s all been part of the process, and a process that I truly like.
It’s funny how goals shift; as consequences reshape those goals into something new and better. For me, there is one shining thing that has motivated my blog from the beginning. So far, there has been one thing that has carried my blog through almost one full year. I have high hopes it will remain the one thing that propels my blog into future glory. That thing is love.
I started blogging out of love of writing. My posts are all about things I love. I look forward to creating and developing a blog I love. Love has been central to my blog–whether the content or the process–and even in the concept itself. I named my blog after the heart, because it’s the center of love. And I want this blog to center on things I love, on people I love, on love itself.
Hopefully you will be able to see that what I’m posting about is something I love. And hopefully you can tell that I loved writing those posts. I don’t always plan to write about serious things, as I’ll still be doing Ipsy glam bag unboxings and the like! But that’s because I love the little things in life. However, in my intention to focus on love, I want to create more content that centers on what I love most: my Army family. In many ways, I think that will harmonize with focusing on the little things in life–after all, being a family is about experiencing life and it’s little treasures together.
So for my 100th blog post, I simply want to re-center my blog, my focus, and my passion on love. In the end, it will be what propels my blog, as it does every other aspect of my life! I can only have success here if I love as I go along. And that’s what I plan to do. I hope that in the next 100 blog posts to come, my blog is focused on, centered around, and built with love. I would love that. <3