I’m not going to lie. The idea of starting a blog scares the crap out of me.
Imagining my words in the hands of whomever wishes to read them is not something that sits well in my stomach. Writing has always been a way I have expressed myself, and sometimes the only thing that feels real in this ever-changing world are the words transferred from my shaken head to the stable page.
I created this blog as a way for me to watch myself grow, record memories, and learn more about the world I live in. Voicing my opinions and thoughts through words on a page has always been easier for me to do. I want to be able to look back on my experiences and morals to see how much I have or have not changed. And this blog is a way for me to do that.
My inspiration for this creative outlet has also derived from my empathy towards others. If there’s one thing I have learned at the ripe age of 15, it’s that, whether or not we like to admit it, we all experience pain, love, loss, and uncertainty. So if I have the opportunity to help someone understand that they are not as alone as they think they are, why wouldn’t I grasp it and start running?
So here I am, running. I hope that what I have to say pushes a wave of light, inspiration, and whatever you need more of in your direction. This blog is not an outlet from my life, but the heart of it.
Love, Valerie x