I've been thinking.
I've been thinking about this blog and the purpose of it and what I'm doing with it. I want a more defined idea of what I'm doing, even though the great thing about blogging is that it becomes whatever you want it to be.
If you have been around a while, you will have seen more pictures from weddings than you ever thought possible. You will have read about the irreplaceable people in my life, my faith, my ongoing internal long versus short-hair debate, teaching my parents how to work their iPods, running through airports, that time I gave up eating meat and my complete lack of knowledge regarding any person of the male gender.
I don't want to switch over and only start discussing a single topic, so I'm not going to. There are so many bloggers who excel at discussing one topic, but rather than focusing on one thing, I want to keep the personal, introspective level there while also trying to write more regularly on various subjects like my version of cooking, books I read; maybe talk a little wedding etiquette and whatnot. I also know that I specifically want to discuss sports on a regular basis is such a way that makes them more interesting and relevant for women.
You heard me: sports. I've got some ideas; we'll see how they turn out. I don't know how successfully anyone has ever been at dabbling in a little bit of everything but it's worth trying.
I plan to invest in a digital SLR picture-taker to give more depth and detail to my photos; what I see and how I see it. I love blogs with great writing most of all but I do appreciate good photos as well.
Here's the thing: I don't view writing or blogging as a chore. I write because it feels natural to me, because I enjoy it and because thoughts, memories and ideas become more tangible when I put them into words. I have never been great about keeping a journal but for whatever reason, I've stuck with this, so I'm going to keep on sticking.
If nothing else, you can count on the quotes I post. Those definitely aren't leaving any time soon.
Elizabeth Bennet: I am no longer surprised at your knowing only six accomplished women, I now wonder at your knowing any.
Mr. Darcy: Are you so severe on your own sex?
Elizabeth Bennet: I never saw such a woman. She would certainly be a fearsome thing to behold.
-Pride & Prejudice (2005 movie version. FYI the A&E version is also wonderful.)