Hey There

I haven’t written in a few weeks. I’ve come to a point where I don’t really feel I have anything interesting or worthwhile to say–or the things I want to say I feel shouldn’t be blasted publicly. I realize that each thing I post here is open to anyone in the world to see. I’m becoming more self-conscious about what I post. I also know that people don’t really care about the day to day things I do or my average thoughts.

Who cares that I’m an average sized girl trying to drop a few pounds so her jeans fit a little better? That’s boring. Who cares about seeing pictures of my cat and dog? Probably just me. Who cares about any of the recipes I’ve tried or my simple organization stuff? My blog doesn’t have a specific theme. The only thing I really like on this blog are my travel stories except I don’t travel often and I’m not very adventurous. There are things I want to write about but just want to keep it to myself.

Now don’t mistake this as me being unhappy about things in my life. I’m EXTREMELY excited about my upcoming wedding and I am so happy to have Kyle in my life. When I look at him and my heart fills with up with joy–I feel like sunshine will come bursting out of me–it’s a ridiculously happy, cheesy feeling I get. I’m very happy to have my sisters, my incredibly adorable niece, family, and my great circle of long-time friends.

I feel like if I post something it should have a real purpose. I shouldn’t just post for the sake of keeping the blog active. I can honestly admit that I very often doubt my writing abilities. I earned my degree in journalism and now get paid to write creatively on a daily basis. Still doesn’t shake those doubts. I thought once I graduated I would feel confident. I wanted to work for a newspaper and be a “real” journalist. Ah, but what’s a writer without a little self-doubt to keep the fire in their belly glowing?

Anyway, this post is all over the place. So, I’ll check in again when I feel I have something interesting, shareable and worthwhile to say.

Monique is Blog Signature

6 thoughts on “Hey There”

  1. you should do a book review on the book you just read or more food reviews on the places we go or food we cook. People care about that and a lot more of what you have to say. You may think its boring and nobody cares but there is always someone who cares what you have to say.

  2. Though I May Not Be A Real Writer, I Suffer From All A Real Writer’s Ailments, Lack Of Subject Matter And Inspiration, Sometimes I Start A Story Years Before I Commit It To Paper, Letting It Germinate And Shape-Shift In My Mind, Until It Starts To Get It’s Permanent And Final Shape. Basically I Don’t Force It, The Story Will Come When It Is Ready.You’ve Got Alot Going On Right Now , Live Your Life And The Story Will Come.
    Love Always Tio Sal

  3. I think this is something a lot of bloggers struggle with, but what helps me is to look at my analytics and think, ok, i thought that post about my work out clothes was stupid, but 500 people took the time out of their busy day to read it. Above all, blogging should be FUN, not a task. For me it’s to a point where I love doing it – it’s like a hobby. It’s ok to take breaks if you’re not feelin’ it, but you should also know this blog was one of the deciding factors in hiring you, because we knew you were a good writer and tech savvy! 🙂

    1. You’re right Alyssa, I get daily views on the parties and travel trips I’ve blogged about and it really surprises me! I think people like getting DIY ideas and reading about places to visit. This definitely should be fun for me, I think I’ve just entered a weird extra self-conscious phase. What I really need to do is take a day to just write stream of consciousness stuff to get rid of all this mental blockage.

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