I never really imagined that I would have a blog. I never really understood why people would want to read what I had to say. That all changed a few weeks ago when I received the invitation to my TEN year class reunion.
Spoiler alert: I didn’t go.
I may or may not have purposely scheduled a vacation with my husband for the weekend of the reunion.
Even though I tried to avoid it, the reality that I had graduated from high school a decade ago set off my quarter- life crisis.
I thought quarter- or mid-life crises were made up until I experienced mine. Now, I am very happy with my life. I have a wonderful husband, a house, a job and a dog. We are thinking about having children. I really had nothing to have a crisis about, but it still happened.
Simply put, I wasn’t the person I had wanted to become. Ten years ago, I had so many dreams. I had imagined that I would be a writer, living in someplace far from my hometown with a husband and dog. I wanted to travel and meet new people and have new experiences.
At least, I got the husband and dog part right. We travel sometimes, too.
Somehow, after high school, I had lost sight of those dreams. I blame college and the unemployment after college. It totally made me become a different person. A grumpier, more in debt person.
Currently, I’m living in my hometown. My job is mind numbing. It was something that I fell into by accident. While I’m happy to be employed, the thought of working there for the next forty years makes me sad.
Of course, I still don’t know what I want to do with my life. I’m 28 years old and still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. I thought I would have it figured out by now, but I think I’m further from it now than I ever was.
I had settled for what was easy and simply. But now, I’m putting myself out there, and trying something new. I want to get back to that happy, creative person I once was.
So, I’m starting with this blog. I thought I wanted to be a writer, so I’m going to try it out. I plan on posting things that I like, or catch my interest. I like DIY, so you will probably see my experiments and Pinterest fails. I like fashion and shopping. I love to travel and plan trips. It will be a little of everything. And probably a lot of pictures of my dog, Frank. I also have a big, crazy family, so there will be stories about them, too.
My blog name actually comes for something my grandma always says to me. Whenever I would say something silly or unrealistic, she would say, “Oh honestly, Sarah.”
“Grandma, I’m starting a blog,” I said.
She replied, “Oh honestly, Sarah.”