I’m a Blogger? I’m a Blogger.

I thought long and hard about how to kick off my first blog post.  I had 106 different ideas.  Yet every time I sat down at my computer to write there was something keeping my fingers from dancing across the keys.  It was this nagging and constant thought thumping around in my head… “I’m writing a BLOG POST. Writing a BLOG POST makes me a BLOGGER. Am I a BLOGGER?

You see, if I’m being completely honest never in a million years did I think I’d be a “Blogger”.   Daughter, Wife, Mom, Friend, Medical Device Sales Person, Partner In Crime; Yeah sure, I can handle all those titles.  But a Blogger?  Me?  When I took a deep dive into my hesitation with my new title I realized I’ve had sort of negative association with that noun.  Or is it an adjective?  I’m not sure, I skipped a lot of English class.  Whichever it is, the word Blogger has troubled me.  For a long time when I thought about that adjective/noun word I pictured someone who had a lot of thoughts, about EVERYTHING, and felt the need to share them, with EVERYONE.  As my friends and family can attest to (hopefully) that’s just not me.  I’m more of a ‘keep it to myself’ kind of gal.  If I have something important to say you better believe I’ll let you know.  But I’m not one for sharing the random thoughts swimming around my head, the ones I know you don’t give a hoot about.

I’m not hating…

Now before you start sending me mean mail please continue reading because I’m not hating on “Bloggers”.  Heck, I’ve just established I’m one of them now.  Who wants to publicly hate on themselves?  The issue, I’ve come to realize, is it’s not them, it’s me.  I’ve let a few bad apples spoil the whole bunch. A few loud mouthed, mean spirited Twitter trolls (this is not a political reference, just to be clear) have tainted an industry full of gifted creatives. I don’t think I’m alone in my misjudged opinion of Bloggers either.  I’ve seen many an eye roll or snicker at the mention of someone going out and starting a Blog.  Like it not’s a real, credible thing. As if a tremendous amount of passion and work doesn’t go into creating the content which gets published. Well friends, let me set the record straight.  This Blog business is serious business.  It’s straight up legit hard work.

I dreamed up DriftingWhites out of an undeniable need to have an outlet for my creativity.  My day job in Medical Device Sales is intense, demanding, and rewarding.  However, there is absolutely no creative outlet there.  Right down to what I wear to work every day, the same color sky blue scrubs.   Now if that’s not creatively challenged I don’t know what is.  When I started down the path of developing DriftingWhites I told myself that even if my Mom was the only person who ever read my posts I’d be happy and fulfilled to be pursing a life more full of my passions. (Although I have to admit if you’re reading this and you’re someone other than my Mom I’m tickled.)

A whole new world…

This is a whole new world for me to explore and to be honest folks, I’m still figuring things out.  I know I want to cover a range of subjects from home and interior design, fashion, beauty, travel, and a few other bits and pieces.  I’d be fibbing if I told you I have a road map in place but there in lies the beauty of creating something.  I want my website, my blog, my brand, all of it, to develop organically over time.  More than anything however, I want you to know how grateful I am you’re here.  The support and encouragement I’ve received from family, friends, and even strangers has been overwhelming.  Thank you for being on this journey with me.  Please don’t ever be shy to share your thoughts and comments below or send me a message.  Also, you can follow along snaps and stories from my daily life on Instagram Here.  It’s going to be a fun ride, buckle up.

Cheers to a new adventure,

James

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