I entered into the blogosphere timidly. It took me time to figure out what and why. Now, a year later, the what and why matter much less. I like the people I have 'met'. I like feeling that there is a community out there in different corners of Italy and the world, also sharing their experiences being moms, being expats, being travelers, being creative individuals. It is truly inspiring to be part of that community. Feedback from others is like unwrapping a gift each and every time. Who knew it was possible to feel connected with bloggers without ever having met in person?
The process of writing down experiences has been a creative exercise time and again that has reminded me how much I do enjoy writing. At times this feeling has been addictive. At other times, I can't manage to focus my thoughts for a new post. But when I do, I feel I am exercising my brain and I get a sense of accomplishment when I hit the publish post button. Important outlets for a stay at home mom who still struggles with not working regularly.
It is fun to write with purpose. To have experiences I want to describe and share. It is creative documentation. I use the information on posts as references for return trips or for planning activities with visitors. Although there is so much I do not manage to write about, I hope to keep finding the time and inspiration to share at least some of what I discover and learn and enjoy (or not) about living in Sicily in the year to come.
So, for all these reasons, happy blogging birthday to me! And thanks to all you fellow bloggers who take the time to read what I have to say and who inspired me in the first place to start a blog of my own.