22 August 2013

why I blog

This week I have been re-reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I love the premise of this book, the idea of working out what makes you happy, and then living it.
In the first few pages there is a quote by Colette that always resonates with me and which summarises a great fear of mine:
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realised it sooner.
Avoiding this great fear is one of the reasons I blog - keeping a record of my life and reflecting on the things I do helps me appreciate how great everything really is. If left unchecked, my focus will naturally shift to the things in life that cause me stress, that make me tired, that give me a headache - my blog is my check, and a reminder to be thankful every day. Because, actually, my life is pretty great.
Without my blog (and Kerrin - who I 'met' through blogging) I would never have started explore your home turf, a project that I am really excited about (and I hope that you might be too!). I find the process of reflecting on my city (because I totally own it!) and all it has to offer inspiring. The more I reflect, the more I want to go out, explore, and experience.
I find it amazing that anyone (including my Mum) would bother to read what I produce here. It means a lot to me that anyone reads this stuff, let alone takes the time to comment or be inspired by it.
On an adjacent note, isn't this print by Hello Jenuine lovely? I can't think of a better reminder to stop and remember that life is good.


  1. Well, I'm very happy that you decided to start blogging :-). I actually also read Gretchen Rubin's book and really loved it. Since I moved to London quite recent, I also feel that my blog helps me to document this time in my life, but it also motivates me to go out and explore this great city we're living in. Looking forward to reading more about your home turf discoveries.

  2. your reasons for blogging definitely resonates with me. it's so easy to lose perspective of your many blessings when life gets busy or complicated, and having a space to document the positives and look back on the things you were lucky enough to do and see is reason enough to blog, i think :) x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder