My Blogging Purpose & Bottom Line

My Blogging Purpose & Bottom Line
Hi There!

Welcome to The Little Grey Wife. First, let me say that I am so excited that you have stumbled upon my blog. Those who know me typically roll their eyes every time I start a new blog, because I kind of do it a lot. I discovered blogging five years ago and fell in love with the idea of sharing my thoughts and life with other people all over the world, but as of yet I haven’t managed to stick to one specific blog.

I started out with a book blog sharing my interest and love of reading, but that quickly fizzled out when I stopped having time to read so many books and wanted to review movies, tv shows, and music too. Then during a rough time in my life I created a diary type blog to share my experiences with college, depression, and relationships and connect with others dealing with the same thing. There have been others thrown in there, but those are the big two.

So here I am in a new phase of life with yet another blog.

I Ain’t No Quitter

The truth is that I am a quitter. Yep, you heard that right. I am a self-proclaimed quitter with scaredy cat tendencies. I like to put myself in boxes and tell myself I already know an outcome, so I run the other way instead of putting myself out there. I hide from people, opportunity, and situations. Now I’m not a quitter when it comes to the big stuff: I graduated college and I’m in a marriage for the long haul, but when it comes to social activities or trying new things, I’m gone!

The thing about it is: I don’t want to be a quitter.

Time To Change

With this new phase of life – being a wife and a college graduate – I feel it is the perfect time to make a change. And for me, change is scary. Like really scary! To be honest, I love routine and I love comfort, so anything that breaches those two things makes my stomach twist into knots. Dream Job? Nope, I’ll stick to the one I have. Hobby? Nah, I’m not good at anything. New Friends? Uh, leave my apartment and make small talk with strangers… count me out.

But you see, something scary is happening to me. I am getting tired of my routine. Gasp! I’m sick of missing out or being bored, because I am too afraid to put myself out there. So instead of assuming that I will fall, I want to see if I can fly.

Why Does This Matter?

You may be wondering what me being a quitter and a scaredy cat has to do with this blog. Well, it has everything to do with it. You see, this blog is going to be where I learn to put myself out there. No more hiding in the background! This is going to be my space to explore new hobbies, maybe find a passion, share personal experiences, and hopefully discover a thing or two about myself along the way.

Anything & Everything

I’ve decided that I am a no niche kind of gal. I love to write and I like sharing and getting feedback from others, but I get bogged down easily with labels. Part of this experience is taking myself out of the boxes I put myself in, so I am giving myself the freedom to write about whatever I see fit on this blog.

Bottom Line

The bottom line is to kick my quitter personality in the butt and become confident in myself,  engaged in my community, and passionate about my interests.

If you made it all the way through this: much thanks! I hope that you can journey alongside me and share your own stories, advice, or ideas on how you are working toward or have already achieved personal growth.

Love Always,
Lauren

2 Comments

  1. Meghan Ban
    January 24, 2018 / 6:10 PM

    <3 you! I know I've said this before but I'm so proud of you. In all the years (and many blogs 😉 ) I've followed you I have seen so much growth. Keep going! We are all rooting for you!!!!!

    • Lauren
      January 24, 2018 / 6:37 PM

      MEGHAN, you’re the freaking sweetest!! <3 Thank you so much, it really means a lot. One of the things that always keeps me coming back to blogging is the absolutely wonderful people that are a part of the blogging community, you being top on my list! I appreciate you sticking with me! :)