Beginning

I refuse to start my first post by saying that I am actually scared to blog, but, I will admit it is somewhat intimidating to initiate. However, I suppose the best way to begin is to….begin.

I’ll start by letting you know two things about me.

  1. I’m the opposite of attention-seeking. We’ll call me attention-avoiding. So the idea of putting my thoughts and experiences into a blog I expect others to faithfully read and enjoy is a tad pretentious for my taste. BUT
  2. I consider myself MUCH better at writing than any sort of face to face communication. Writing comes out fluidly, I’ve always enjoyed it and in my youth made extra time for it, something goes wrong when I try to express thoughts verbally and I sound like an awkwardly developing teenage boy trying to address feelings.

SO. The Journey into Womanhood is a phrase I first found myself needing to use about two summers ago when I bought my first “mid-length” shorts. It was a good laugh between my mom and I when I told her I felt like I was “becoming a woman” and the hi-rise shorts of previous summers just didn’t seem so fitting anymore. My next usage of the phrase was when I realized I was, for the first time in my life, swooning over a household appliance that had nothing to do with my coffee. (Seriously-the washer/dryer sets these days are dreamy.) I’m relating more and more to my mother on a regular basis. (I know, gasp.) In general, I’m amazed at the changes emotionally & spiritually I’ve been through in the past year alone. At 25, I realize I’m not old, wise, or experienced in this world by any means, BUT I’m really enjoying this transitioning phase of life and I find things almost daily that I am formulating new points of view on, new experiences, new feelings. I’m hoping to find time to share some of these here, even if it just ends up being an online journal of sorts- I picked the free version so no pressure.

I truly appreciate anyone just reading, and welcome any and all feedback. I look forward to re-tuning my writing skills and hopefully pulling a few smiles or writing topics from you guys.  Here goes!

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6 thoughts on “Beginning

  1. Hey there I love that your doing this I like you have an easier time expressing my feelings in writing rather than face to face. Guess it runs in the family lol. I can’t wait to read the amazing things you write. Love you Ash. Aunt Crystal

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  2. “2. I consider myself MUCH better at writing than any sort of face to face communication. Writing comes out fluidly, I’ve always enjoyed it and in my youth made extra time for it, something goes wrong when I try to express thoughts verbally and I sound like an awkwardly developing teenage boy trying to address feelings.”

    You took the words right out of my mouth. Being in my first, true adult relationship (yeah, I have 2 kids, but I’ve never been with a MAN before) has bern so tough on me because Paul is all about “talking it out.” I stumble all over my words and I just want to ask him if I can write a letter expressing my concerns. I’ve been thinking really hard about starting a blog, thanks for giving me even more of a reason to want to.
    Love you, miss you!

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    1. Girl, do it! You have so much experience you can write from, I’d love to read it.
      My main concern is not necessarily finding topics- but finding topics that make sense together and not just rambling about random things that pop in my head. But I feel good for starting. I found a wonderful post with tips on starting out that is very helpful. I’ll post it to fb for you.
      Thanks for the encouragement, I was so excited to see a comment- made my day!

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