Looking back at the goals I set for myself, blogging was never on the agenda.
I started a year ago and I loved it instantly. Getting excited when the stats go up, thrilled when people commented, and surprised to be getting emails. But the reason I blog isn’t for that, and sometimes I forget that I am passionate about blogging because I simply love to write.
I used to write short story books in school, and made a little library where people rented my books. I would charge them 50 cents to borrow it for a day, and if they’re late in returning, I’d make them pay penalty. Hehe. It was so much simpler back then. I remembered finishing a book in one day, and now, I can’t even tell my brain to focus on a chapter!
But the passion to write is still there. I still love to write.
About the lessons in life, about love, about treasuring families, about respect for people.
Yes, I blog about fashion and beauty (in fact, it has become the bulk of my posts), but to be truthful to you, I feel that those things are only skin deep. As much as I joke about my inability to sleep without buying a Chanel bag every month, I know deep inside that life is so much more than that.
Having nice clothes and shoes should not define who you are as a person, it should just help you enhance your character. Because spending 5 minutes with people, you can already see who they really are underneath all those layers of so-called luxury.
So, we should never look up to people who seem to have all the Birkins in the world (unless it can motivate you to work hard etc). We should not admire a person based on what they own. Really, we should look at people based on their character. What they’ve contributed in life, what they’ve done to help others, how they treat others, whether or not their smile seems genuine.
I like to write about these things.
And so far, I think those kinds of posts are the ones that really come from my heart.
Becoming a blogger has made me realise I’ve found my hobby. And it’s so rewarding when my hobby can entertain people and at the same time, maybe even benefit them in some minor ways.
Today, I have reached 200,000 hits. It might not be a big deal to those top celebrity bloggers, but it is for me. And really, I have no one else to thank but you reading this. For being my source of motivation and inspiration, and for supporting me in my blogging journey.
I ask myself when I will stop blogging. How long can I keep up this updating-blog-everyday business? I simply have no answer for that. Maybe in a few days? A few months? A few years? I don’t know where this blog will take me in life, but I am so grateful and humbled that it’s gotten me further than I could’ve imagined.