Venturing Out

Welcome to my blog!

Having a blog is something I’ve always wanted to do, but always seemed to talk myself out of because I didn’t know what I would write about, or if anyone would even read it. I finally mustered up the urge after being inspired to just dive into blogging, and figured if it flops, well then at least I tried!

What I came to realize is that I don’t have to blog about what other people blog about, or what I think others would want me to blog about. The only way my blog is going to be successful (somewhat) is if I blog about my passions, my life, my joys and my struggles. Having a blog is to share a story with others; they want to read about your story…not someone else’s.

I just graduated college in December 2013 (finally!) and got married all within a span of 3 weeks! If that doesn’t give me something to write about, then I don’t know what will. My life has been completely turned upside down, even though it still feels normal—like how it was always meant to be. My husband, Ross, and I decided to start our lives together in the land of the sun (or the heat)—Phoenix, Arizona. As I was trying to come up with an original name for my blog that wasn’t just going to be my name (which I definitely considered), I thought about my life here. As an individual, and now as a married couple, I’m working on planting myself and growing where I am. Abloom means blooming, flowering, growing; so I thought it was the perfect analogy to this new chapter of my life in Arizona.

Growing where you’re planted isn’t always the easiest thing to do, and I’m realizing it takes persistence and constant reminding. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, even though we seem to imagine it that way. I’m still not 100 percent sure what this blog is going to be about, so it’ll be just as much of a surprise for me as it will be for you! However, I hope you keep reading because I’m realizing life is an unpredictable journey and sharing it only makes it more enjoyable 🙂

Stay tuned for more!

xox Aurelia

5 thoughts on “Venturing Out

  1. Aurelia, you never quit amazing me with your beautiful heart, creativity and now writing skills! Way to follow your heart and you are definitely giving me some motivation to get caught up on my blog!! Ha!! I’m looking forward to hearing more about your many adventures :). Xoxo Michelle

  2. Hmm, I wasn’t sure what blogging was all about, reading yours reminds me of writing in my journal. I have kept one on and off most of my married and divorced life. Sometimes I wish I had been better about updating it because when I occasionally have a melancholy moment and reread it I find myself remembering a time in my life so vividly it can warm my heart. It allows me to enjoy the
    smell my babies or remember holding their hands, perhaps a funny story of how we spent a Sunday afternoon, or even the heart ache of losing your dreams. Enjoy your blogging, it can be therapy for your soul, I’m guessing.

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