a time to breathe

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Summer is for days at the pool, ice cream, adventures, camp, time with family, and reading books that never seem to get read during the school year. So I took a blogging hiatus for the summer to do those things-it was marvelous and much-needed, so I hope that’s okay with you. To get you caught up, I spent my days nannying and babysitting, journaling and reading, and adventuring to places like India and Michigan. …When I write that, I realize that India and Michigan seem to be on completely different adventure scales, but trust me, my time in both places was surprisingly challenging and wonderful. But now school has started again and my roommates and I are trying to keep up with school and make a home of our little apartment. Summer has officially ended. As I start to get back into the routine of school it’s like life has started again. Summer was a pause to breathe, but now we’re all back and I am eager to live and learn and blog. I just know it’s gonna be great.


excuses i gave

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At first, I was hesitant to start With Audrey.  It made me nervous putting my writing out there for the world to see.  I had all kinds of doubts about whether or not I was the blogger “type” or if anyone would read what I wrote, but eventually, I went for it.  I started a blog and I’m so glad I did.  Here are some of the excuses I tried to give myself and why they’re not relevant anymore. I don’t know what to write about.   The biggest hurdle for so many of us bloggers is starting.  Just start writing.  There are tons of prompts and resources out there designed to inspire you- use them!  Pinterest and other blogs are my favorite places to go.  And if nothing gets your creativity started, write about your life.  You would be surprised how many people are interested in things that you see as ordinary. People won’t care what I have to say. This is just not true.  Maybe everybody won’t care, but some people do!  Even if you start with only getting the word out to your family and friends, I’m sure they would be thrilled to support you.  And besides, if you’re writing for the sole purpose of popularity- you won’t get far.  Blog for them a little, but mostly blog for you. I’m too young.   I started my blog at nineteen, which was intimidating when the only other bloggers that I seemed to find were at least five … Read More