Can you believe that one year ago I didn’t know what “zoodles” were? I know, I’m shocked too because that word is now part of my regular vocabulary.
As someone who is hesitant to try new things, I’m happy to say that blogging has pushed me out of my comfort zone. I’ve tried things out of curiosity and because of recommendations from blogging friends. I’ve learned more than I ever anticipated, and I’m not just talking about the techy stuff. Actually, this list doesn’t include any techy stuff because I just “fake it ’til I make it” in those aspects. Do as I say not as I do.
I realize that some of these things aren’t a direct result of me blogging but mainly reading other blogs. Also, I know these are silly and small accomplishments but, hey, you’ve gotta start somewhere!
Thanks to Amanda for encouraging me to Think Out Loud
Because of Blogging I Have…
…gone through approximately 5,000 jars of new-to-me nut butter (Wild Friends, TJ’s, Whole Foods, Justin’s, etc.). I *think* I’m an almond butter addict now. Deep breaths, people.
…tried and mostly loved green juices. Even those that aren’t green.
…made new friends. Yes, “virtual friends” are real and awesome.
…(mostly) converted to new running shoes. Hoka One One’s! Never in a million years would I have tried a new shoe without reading about other bloggers’ successes.
…spiralized my life away.
…jumped on the overnight oats bandwagon. This one was just last week and I’m mad it didn’t start sooner.
…learned that I can’t do it all, and I don’t have to. This is applicable to workouts, school, personal commitments, blog maintenance/writing, etc.
…become addicted to kombucha.
…opened myself up, “thought out loud” and worked through issues via writing. Some of those posts were never published.
…been stressed, nervous, excited and proud about certain posts. I tend to overthink things, which anyone who has read for a week knows, and I’ve felt ALL THE EMOTIONS about my writing, mostly because it shows my vulnerable side. I don’t think what I write is that profound by any means, but sometimes just typing things into my WordPress text box makes me face some of my own fears. I kind of hope this doesn’t go away because I like the challenge.
…bookmarked a billion posts about blogging. Have I read them all? No…but I have all the intention to!
…developed a little space on the big bad Internet that I feel safe and inspired. I enjoy writing about my passions and interests and hope others feel welcome to express their thoughts as well.