Friday, January 29, 2010

Welcome to my blog!

So...I decided to start a blog (obviously). This is something I've gone back and forth about doing for a longgg time now, but have always decided against...until now. This blog is the evolution of a new year's resolution I've seemed to make every year since I was a little girl--that I want to be consistent in keeping a journal of what's happening in my life. Every year on Jan. 1st, I'd open up my little journal or diary, with grand intentions of one day looking back as an old woman at this record of how I was feeling as I grew up. So there I'd sit in my pj's and I'd start to write and write...and write. Anyone who knows me knows that I tend to talk A LOT, and this lack of brevity carries through to my writing, meaning that what would start out as a simple journal entry would turn into novellas about my day that would be pages and pages long. So needless to say this new year's resolution would usually get abandoned in less than a week, as I found I didn't have hours a day to devote to keeping a journal. However, the desire of wanting to write down my thoughts never really went away. So it's no surprise that I thought about starting a blog when Cam (my wonderful husband) and I got engaged in Sept. 2008. I ultimately decided against it, as I didn't think I'd have enough time with working 60 hrs a week in sales and planning my wedding (which was, in retrospect, a good decision!)

But now that they honeymoon is over and we've comfortably settled in to newlywed life, I still had this nagging urge to start a blog, which got me thinking, what do I really want to say? Why do people even blog in the first place? And I think it comes back to my desire as a little girl to keep some kind of record of what's going on in my life that I can look back at. So with the start of a new decade, I decided that if I was ever going to jump on the blogging bandwagon, the time is now, as 2010 is going to be a huge year for Cam and I! I feel that a blog should be a space to share your little slice of life, and I am extremely blessed for the life that I have with Cameron as a young newlywed, and I'm loving every minute of it! I want to use this blog as a way to keep everyone up to date on what's going on in our lives, which will be especially important as we prepare to out of Michigan later this year! (*Those of you who are my friend on facebook know that I tend to be an over-sharer in my status updates, and I'm hoping this will be a more meaningful way to share what's going on in my life!*)

However, I don't want this blog to simply be a diary, rather, I also want it to be a place for me to share things that I come across in my day-to-day life that I think are worth sharing! I love to shop, and often come across new products that I fall in love with. This blog is a way for me to get the word out about these little things I've found that make my life better in hopes you'll love them too! And being that starting this blog was one of my 2010 resolutions (and January's not over yet, so it still counts right?), I'm hoping it will be a way to share more about our resolution for 2010 as a couple--to lead a lifestyle that's both more healthful for us and for the planet! So in addition to my shopping finds, I want to share about my discoveries of things that are helping Cam and I to lead a more fit, nutritious, and eco-friendly life, in addition to sharing about our other interests like traveling and keeping up with arts & culture.

So I hope you enjoy this peek into my life as a young newlywed, and bear with me as I get used to blogging! (And I promise that most of my future posts won't be as long as this one!!)

Photos: Our wedding in Ann Arbor & honeymoon in Jamaica, June 2009

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