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7.24.2013



Late-night posting. This seems to be more like my forte anyway.

Yesterday, I introduced my friend, grace, to the world of blogging, and I had a lot of realizations. There have been so many instances when I have wanted to write about something, or many things, really, and I didn't. She asked me, "what do you put on a blog?" and I said, "anything you want. You can have pictures, or you can just write; it doesn't really matter as long as it's what you like."

Just some things to think about. Sometimes I don't understand myself; why would I not write something that comes to my mind? I've stepped back and realized that certain things that I write are almost in third person, in my perspective. And things are not supposed to be this hard; blogging should not be a stressful thing to do and conformity should not be the goal. Sometimes I am temped to hit the backspace key when I write something that may not fit the rest. I want to be personal, in a way that I can't anywhere else. And I want to be real here.

So, I made a new about me. To reflect who I really am, and to reflect who I really want to be.

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I am vulnerable, and sometimes antisocial. I get confused and dysfunctional, I procrastinate, and I think about too many things at once. I dream, about the future; about everything, really, and I am thankful for my family and my friends. I wear my hair in braids and I tuck in my shirts, and I want to travel the world someday. I like thrift stores and old houses and thanksgiving. I like meaningful conversations and cameras. Life is a beautiful thing and I want to capture the experience. Sometimes I don't really know what to say. I think too much about what people think of me, and I try and write in notebooks but can never find the words. I like polaroid pictures on walls, early morning breakfast, the keys on a piano, my grandmother's chocolate pie, adventures, backpacks, reading, freckles on faces, laughter and friends.


Sometimes I hold back, and I hold feelings in.

So I share these things here.
-ryan

5 comments:

  1. I love this. so raw and honest and beautiful. your blog is one of my fav. and your writings are always something i look forward to. xx

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    1. This means so much to me, really. Ah. Thank you.

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  2. This is awesome, and exactly how I feel! <3

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  3. This is SO true, Ryan! We tend to make blogging so much harder than it should be. You may know already, but I started a new blog recently and wow! it's been so nice to get away from all the restrictions I used to have and just write about what I want to write. I think that's what blogging should really be about, sharing what the author wants to share about. We can get really caught up in what bloggers are "supposed" to write about and how you're "supposed" to blog, and sometimes we just need to take a step back and just do what we feel like doing. I know I can be so much more creative and happier when I don't have the blogging do's and don'ts constantly running through my head. I'm so excited to see more from you, lady! :) xoxo.

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    1. Wow. Thank you so much. And yes, sometimes I can focus on the things that I am "supposed" to do while blogging, when in reality, a blog should be about the writer. Thank you for your kind words!

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