Coming to New Conclusions

September 30, 2013

4a3972da6a4cc41dab4400dd7b687eb2I’ve decided that I am rather bad at blogging.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy it or don’t want to do it, it’s that I feel as though I fall short in the creation of what I want this to be.

For a while I wanted this blog to be about my travels, telling stories and giving advice on where to go and what to see, encouraging others to travel more. But that is not really me.  It creates the same problem when I try to keep a daily diary of what I did and saw.  I get bored and quickly lose interest because, at the heart of it, this is not me.

I prefer to write about human emotions, the things that make us the people we are, and how our life experiences make us see the world and ourselves differently.  I think this is why I have struggled keeping a blog while I travel.

While I could sit here and tell you how beautiful the temples are in Thailand, or how amazing the food is in Malaysia nothing can really compare to the experiences I’ve shared with the people I have made along the way.

I’ve struggled in the creation of this blog because I was writing for you, who ever you are, trying to be entertaining or appealing to an unknown audience.  But I am done with that now.  This is, from its very genesis, about me.  A living breathing expression of who I am and who I am becoming.  This is the foundational core I plan on going back to.

We all lose ourselves from time to time.

I cant promise I will write everyday or that everything I post will be of interest to you, my unknown readers, but what I can promise is this, from now on this blog will be a genuine and authentic expression of who I am and who I am becoming.  I am done trying to please a crowd, and I go forward with this blog as a living breathing expression of the beautifully mundane and tragically ordinary moments of my life, because that is what is real.  That is what matters.

Erica
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Erica is a Californian roaming somewhere in the wildness of the world. She is a writer and a researcher, a dirtbag and an explorer. Heart of the Nomad is her creative space to contemplate the complexities of life and share pictures and videos from adventures. Read more to be assaulted by random musings and poor spelling.