Hello Again

Hello Again

I’m baaaaaack.

I know, I know. This again? It feels like every time I revive my blog, it doesn’t last long. But, I think I’m starting to figure out why that is.

From the moment I hit publish on my first post back in 2012 (on a blog that’s long gone by now), I’ve absolutely adored the blogging community. I love blogs because they offer an inside look into people like me, as well as people who inspire me. Bloggers offer great tips, insight, and they serve as a break from the everyday.

That’s what I miss most about blogging– knowing that you were never alone. Bloggers are some of the most encouraging and supportive people I’ve met.

Fear of Judgement

While I was interacting with other bloggers, soon enough, people from the “real world” started finding my blog. I should’ve felt excited that people I loved were supporting me. Instead, I clammed up.

I felt a strong fear of judgment. I started questioning every word I wrote. What would people think? Who am I to be writing about this? They’ll laugh behind my back. They won’t understand. So, I stopped.

Despite all this fear, I still feel that pull to have a creative space of my own. I think about my blog nearly every day. I could write about this. This would be so helpful to blog about. Why can’t I find other bloggers talking about this? This all leads me to believe that my heart still has more to say.

Lately, I’ve been listening to the Smart Twenties podcast and Sam’s YouTube videos as I get ready in the morning. She recently shared that she’s started a blog challenge. Listening to her podcast episode about blogging made me feel so inspired to join her challenge, especially knowing that so many other people in my shoes would be participating too.

So, here we are.

You might be wondering what I intend on writing about. Well, so do I.

One Fine Morning

There’s one particular mountain that I’ve been climbing for a while now, and I think sharing my experiences might help others. Last year, I quit my teaching job with no intention of returning to the classroom. When that happened, the vision I had for my future completely shattered. Suddenly, I had no job, no experience outside of a classroom, and no idea that I was going to do with my life. I lost my sense of identity, and I had to learn how to find myself again.

Since then, I’ve been on a huge journey of self-discovery. I’m re-learning who I am, what I’m passionate about, and what I want to do with this life of mine. At first, I thought I was the only one who was struggling to find myself. However, I’ve slowly been learning that I’m not alone. That’s why I want to blog again.

I want to use One Fine Morning as a place to share what I’m learning as I navigate my twenties in the hopes that you’ll understand that you’re not alone on this journey.

Let’s navigate this path together.

For more OFM, be sure to follow on Instagram (coming soon!) at @onefinemorning.co. Also, I’m working on creating a weekly newsletter to go out on Sunday mornings. It’ll be a little collection of articles and bits I’m enjoying lately. If you’re interested, sign up in the little blue bar at the top of the page!

-Emily

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  • I’m the same way about blogging! I feel so awkward when my friends, family, coworkers, etc. read my blog but I have zero problem with strangers reading it. Should be the opposite, right? Excited to hear more from you around here 🙂

    • It’s so strange how that works haha! Thanks for the support, Samantha 🙂

  • Siri Mock Salonen

    I found you through Smart Twenties and after spending some time poking around on your site wanted to let you know that I love the look and message of your blog. Congratulations on doing the hard work of finding your voice and sharing your journey with others. Like you said, being a part of a community is amazing and you are making that web is awesome a bit bigger:)

    • Thanks so much! Your kind words mean so much 🙂