When I created my blog it was meant to be a form of personal entertainment. I’d just moved to a new town where I didn’t have any friends or family. Blogging would be my hobby. At the time, I was fresh out of college. I launched Brittney’s Orrdinary Life the day before my first day at work. I was single, starting my career in PR. I thought blogging would be the perfect way to document this chapter in my life.
That was a little more than two years ago.
Since then, I’ve evolved. What used to be a “new town” is now the place I call home. My career in PR has changed…I work in marketing. I’ve bought a house. I have amazing friends. I’m no longer using blogging as an outlet for entertainment.
In the past two years, my blogging has become somewhat of a diary.
Sometimes I think about my future kiddos, I imagine them reading my stories. I want them to read about my life as a single career woman. I want them to be independent and ambitious, I want them to know that it is okay to be their own person; I want them to work hard and strive for success in everything they do. I want them to learn that it is okay to laugh at yourself.
Also, I wonder what it will be like to look back on this time in my life. When I am retired, how will it make me feel to read about my early twenties? Will my grandchildren read it? I hope so.
I would give anything to read the stories of my grandmother’s youth. Before my grandmother past away, she told me stories about dating my grandfather and how she got him to propose. I treasure those memories.
That’s what keeps me going. That’s what I think about when I’m uninspired. I know without a doubt that I will continue to jot down my stories, for they will be treasured memories of my youth.
Brittney Orr is our blogger of the month. You can read her blog at Brittney’s Orr-dinary Life.