Exactly why I love blogging

I read a lot of blogs.  Their subject matter ranges from beauty to social justice to humor and covers everything in between.  What I absolutely love about blogs is that there is so much out there.  No matter what you are interested in, you can find it...and if you can't find exactly what you want, you can write it!

I was reading a post on HelloGiggles about a girl who had spent a year doing "nothing" and what she had learned during that time.  She had, like most 20-somethings, found out that getting her dream job was not as easy as expected.  The old idea that "if you go to college, you'll get a good job" has lost a lot of its truth as thousands on thousands of bright and driven college grads have flooded the job market with exactly the same qualifications. Fed up with going to interview after interview competing with carbon copies of herself for underwhelming jobs, she decided to do the thing we millennials have been taught not to do.  She gave up. Instead of trying to land the highly sought after "dream job" she waited tables, and traveled, and took a yoga class.  What she found after her year, is that her priorities had changed.  Yes, the dream job was still out there, and yes she still needed a job, but the way to get there might not be to be a carbon copy of every other 20-something college grad.

After reading a story like that, I felt empowered and ready to take on whatever came my way. The internet can be such a scary place but the blogosphere is a place that I've found like minded people who accept me for me. These amazing people share little bits of themselves and their stories and are an absolute inspiration. I've never met most of the bloggers I follow religiously but I wish that I could thank them for what they've given me. Because as you can tell from my last post, it means a lot to have a "group" even if we've never met.