Six months ago, I sat down to write my about page.
I didn’t quite know where to begin. What do I want to write about? What do I have to say? Is this a travel blog?
Is anyone actually going to read it?
I didn’t have answers, I just knew that I was having experiences I really wanted to share with whoever was interested. And that made it worth doing.
I initially started this blog to let the people in my life know what I was up to. Over time it has become much more than that. It has become the place where I reflect on what my time here in Belize means to me. The thing that keeps me motivated to keep writing, even when I think I don’t have anything to say. A living document of how I’ve felt and where I’ve been. A place that connects me to the people I love and new people I am just beginning to know.
Before I began writing on here, I hadn’t been writing at all. For years. Aside from the occasional poem or prose I posted on Tumblr, I was going through a very dry period where I was really doubting my ability to keep writing. That was the worst part – believing that I just might not be able to keep doing it, like I had lost it somehow. It didn’t make sense; I’ve been writing since I could hold a crayon. Yet, nothing was really coming up. It just wasn’t there for me.
This blog saved me from that. It has reconnected me with my voice. It has made me feel confident again as a writer.
It’s amazing to me that you all read what I write. Thank you.
After living in Belize for seven months, there is still so much more. At once it feels like I’ve been here for years and like I just got here. It is many things. I’m glad I have you to share them with.