There are around 153 million estimated blogs in existence. Of course this number isn't 100%, but the reason I bring this up is...that's a lot of stinkin' blogs. And words...And opinions... It seems like everyone has a blog right? Everyone has an agenda to push, a cause to rally behind, an opinion to share. And I'm no different.
The main reason for this blog is to share personal stories and experiences that I cannot or do not share on my work blog, The Archibald Project, as a therapeutic outlet to process my journey. Working all over the world, going in and out of different cultures, falling in love with children I will never parent, struggling with infertility, watching poverty be a norm, feeling more and more like I don't understand my own culture... these are all heavy issues that play a part in who I am and who I am becoming. And the most natural way for me to process my emotions?
I've always written. I wrote 'books' and adventure stories and screenplays as a young child. I have spiral notebooks of novels I just knew would be best sellers one day and movie ideas that would cast me alongside Jonathan Taylor Thomas. My fantasy writing turned into journal keeping turned into personal instagram posts. I'll be honest though, as much as I write, and share about my experiences, I'm not the best in person sharer...I have a hard time sharing my deepest feelings and experiences in voice. Sure I'll give an opinion on something, but rarely will you catch me elaborating on how something made me feel.
I questioned if I had anything to write about. I wondered if anyone would care. I felt foolish, but I asked God.
And then I met a potential angel in India and he told me to write. So here I am. Beginning to write again...