Keeping it real, yo.

Hi, friends. I cannot believe it has been so long since my last blog post – more than a year. And while I have been kicking myself for not keeping this blog updated, I look back and see that it was important to distance myself from this blog for awhile as well as what I was writing. I started this blog as an outlet for myself, personally. I got really into fashion blogs and tried to think how I could implement something similar into my own life. I’ve always loved writing and connecting with other people all over the world through the internet, so I quickly got my blog up and running and began writing.

Then I ran out of ideas.

I looked to what others were doing. Honestly, sometimes it was easier to show you guys what type of outfits I was wearing instead of telling you how I was really feeling. I was feeling bored. And you know what? I still feel bored some days.

I’m in my mid twenties, working at a steady job, have an amazing boyfriend, and am SO settled in to a place that feels just like home. All of these positive, amazing things in my life and what do I dwell on? The fact that I don’t deem those things suitable to write about, or express on this blog. So, I blogged about my outfits and random recipes I was trying and totally lost sight of the entire reason I started this blog.

I started this blog to write about my experience in my 20s, after making a huge life decision to move 1,000 miles away from home and embark on what has been a total adventure for me in love and life, and still is everyday. For some reason, I felt like that was less exciting that others my age who are jet setting around the world, having huge career advancements, etc. I fell prey to the cycle of comparison to my peers and let it make me feel like my own life is somehow inadequate and not worthy of writing about. So, I distanced myself from writing and gave myself space, and lately have realized how much I’ve missed it.

I can’t promise anyone anything at this point except myself. Writing is such a good release for me, and there is so much that has been going on in my life that I want to put out there and express because I think – no I know – I am not the only 20something out there feeling lost, or questioning my place in the world, or wondering how to start making career advancements and voicing my thoughts in the workplace. I know I’m not the only one shocked at the fact I actually CARE about where my money is going and am wondering about Roth IRAs and retirement and emergency funds. I know I’m not the only one struggling with how to get from point A to point B when it comes to my dreams and personal goals. And part of the magic of putting these things out there in the past was hearing YOUR stories and experiences. That’s exactly what I want this blog to be – me being candid about my experiences and sharing them with you, and in turn having a sense of community where we can all share our thoughts and experiences on this totally crazy time in our lives.

So here’s what I can promise: from here on out, I’m keeping it real. 100%. I’ll write about my life and my feelings, if nothing else just to look back at this blog at 30 and laugh at myself. I will not try and glamourize my life when I am in fact getting COMPLETE enjoyment from eating a package of oreos while binge watching Netflix in bed for an entire weekend instead of serving some greater life purpose from time to time. I hope I can reconnect with many of you whom I’ve missed so much (seriously, I still read your blogs weekly) and hope you’ll come back to read more. I can’t promise a set posting schedule, but I’ll do my best to write as much as possible.

Here’s hoping you’ll stick with me on this journey. Can’t wait to get talking with you again.

10 thoughts on “Keeping it real, yo.

  1. Kasi

    I can totally relate! But I think it is good that you stepped back and realized your were straying away from your initial goal.

    Keep going!

    Kasi

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  2. Joanna

    Girl, I can completely relate! But the fact that you’ve written on this topic ‘normalizes’ it for the rest of us, which I appreciate. I often tell myself, that its okay where I am in life and I have to accept the fact that this life that I am living is my “new normal” for now…but to always be open and ready for change and whatever life throws my direction (I’ve got to keep my adventurous spirit alive, right?).
    What ever you write about, I am sure that there is someone out there who will stumble upon it and appreciate it 🙂

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    1. Stephanie Post author

      I totally agree! And thank you so much for the sweet comments. I can only hope people will come across my blog by chance and feel a little less alone. My 20s have been such a crazy time so far!

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      1. MyMusings2day

        I found your blog by chance! I love blogs like yours where people just talk about their everyday life and feelings. I started a blog recently to share my life experiences too 🙂

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      2. Katie

        Here is a perfect example of someone finding your blog by chance! Thanks for the words Stephanie- I think we can all relate to the desire of wanting to write and the reality of finding time to. I’ve just started up my own blog and am looking around for similar bloggers to share stories with. I hope you’re still keeping up with it all!

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        1. Stephanie Post author

          Hi Katie! I hope I’m not too late in responding to you. Thank you so much for not only taking the time to read – but also to comment on my post. I fell out of blogging for a long time, but the desire to write and share has grown strong again and has been missing from my life. I’m not sure where it will lead, but I hope to keep up! I wish you all the best in your own blogging journey. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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  3. Lilly

    Stephanie,

    I appreciated the vulnerability that you’ve shown in this post. I think that is awesome how you are able to be so open and honest with your followers. This article is profound and it is giving me complete confidence to move forward with my blog in a confident and open way.

    vulnerability=strength, and you’ve definitely shown strength with this post!

    Good job!

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