Hi, bungalow friends!

About once a year, I like to organize my blog a little (check out the new format!) and remind myself of why I like to blog. I’ve gained quite a few new followers since the last check-in (and I go back to school tomorrow), so I decided now was a good time to review.

I like to blog for many reasons. For starters, it’s a way to practice creative writing. I have to write so many case notes and reports and (soon) a dissertation, so it’s nice to have practice putting words together and checking how sentences flow. It’s also a creative outlet. I spend a lot of time doing pretty usual life stuff like driving to school, sitting in meetings, getting haircuts, and washing dishes which makes it fun to take a pause and involve myself in something different than just saying “thank you” to the person who brings me my Starbucks tea.

Blogging is also a way to express myself. As an introvert, I usually need a while to organize my thoughts and think about what I really want to say. By taking the time to roll ideas around in my head before typing them out, I think my posts are a pretty honest reflection of who I really am. I am thrilled when I am able to connect with people on a more personal level through thoughtful written words instead of impulsive verbal responses. I also use blogging as a way to engage in my community. I enjoy highlighting different restaurants and activities as a way to be a part of the new and exciting things happening in my (pretty awesome) city.

I think the main reason I blog, though, is that it provides documentation of my life. It forces me to reflect on the positive and not-so positive events that take place on a daily basis. It reminds me of the new recipe I tried or the gathering I hosted or the restaurant we visited–all things that may have ordinarily been forgotten. My blog is a silent witness that “things are happening” and that my life is more than just sleeping and eating and going to school. Blogging empowers me to escape a rut and build memories and practice a healthy rhythm of pause and reflection.

As much as I would love to grow my blog even more, I don’t think I’ll ever really care about “being on theme” or “establishing my brand” or “creating catchy titles” because those are not my goals (although I am available for consultations and partnerships). My goal is to provide a welcoming space through my personal adventures and hopefully encourage others to take the time to curate their own bank of memories and explorations.

Thanks for being along for the ride!

Lindsay Sig

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2 comments on “Welcome

  1. Love the new look and love being along for the ride. Hope you have a good week ahead. x

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