So it has been two years that I started this blog??
Time has truly flied.
I started this blog to keep my mind busy with something new so that I could heal my heart break. I was not interested in neither writing nor reading blogs.
At first, of course…
Then, things have changed.
I started to be brave and enjoy putting in words whatever came to my mind. I wrote my first poetry here; often without editing or revising, and in my second language. A couple of them turned out to be good. Surprising…. I write my joy journal here. My humble lazy recipes. My daily ordeals and baking adventures. My struggles with issues, work, unhappiness, and loss of dead ones, to count a few. Over time, I opened more and more about myself, my inner world, and my life – I never thought I would in a virtual world. What a blessing and freeing opportunity.
I also started to enjoy reading others’ blogs and learning from them; the pain, love, excitement, and issues of people out there; I come to realize once more that we all were more or less the same. I thought and reflected a lot. I still do.
I met with wonderful people here; supportive, smart, sincere, genuine, and lovely. I found myself in a community – a virtual but nevertheless real community.
The recipes made my day; even though I did not like cooking. I sure tried many bread recipes posted here, though.
I did my most frequent decluttering activities, thanks to many bloggers here that inspired me with their efforts, plans, and wisdom.
I got many useful tips about budgeting, saving, and financial health. Some of them I implemented in my own financial life.
I learnt about others’ suffering, like sickness or treatment. I developed empathy as a result.
I learnt things that I had never thought before; like minimalism, homesteading.
I learnt about myself; not only by blogging but also by interacting with other fellow bloggers.
Blogging, in a sense, has changed me and my life next to my family, friends, unfortunate life events, and career.
I never thought it would.
I am mesmerized….
And hugely grateful….