Three years ago today I started blogging when I was traveling through Spain. It was the second time I had went and I decided I wanted record what was going on in my life. It was something that I’d be able to look back at in the future.
It’s funny looking back because how I blogged was analogous to how I was living my life. It was erratic and changed directions often. I started off wanting to blog about traveling, then instead found myself recording my crazy wild dreams on my blog for a couple months. Then I started posting about things going on in my life. I traveled again in 2012 and wanted to record that journey. Afterwards I divided my attention into three separate blogs; my personal blog, The Anatomy of a Dreamer, and Navel Oranges Music Blog.
It’s interesting being able to look back at yourself as almost a different person with different aspirations. Of course the younger you will always be more naive. You’re always gaining understanding, not losing it.
Looking back I was a lot more at peace, but my life wasn’t shaken up at that time. I hadn’t started working and I was still living at home. The chaos I felt was a different chaos and something I don’t feel anymore. The anxiety that I deal with now is different and the peace I find is different as well.
If I could go back and tell myself something when I first started blogging, I would say that everything will be alright. When we face the unknown, we sometimes get this notion that nothing will be alright. It’s as though the world would come crashing down if we did the slightest thing wrong. It’s not true at all. I would tell myself that no matter what happens, you’ll be alright.
In the end, that’s all we really have anyways. We have to find our own comfort and realize that everything will be alright. Looking back has shown me that. I have to find my own comfort in where I am now.
How long have you been blogging? Have you ever looked back at your old posts? It’s interesting to see how much we’ve changed over the years. What would you say to yourself if you had the chance?