About a year ago, I decided to start a blog. While it took me more time to decide on a blog name than it did for me to write my first blog post, I did it. Fast forward to today, I can honestly say I feel accomplished.
When I first starting blogging, I had no direction or vision as to where I was taking Brooklyn Wanderlust. I was more or less writing to keep my mom up-to-date with all of my recent travels. (Thanks, Mom!) But today, Brooklyn Wanderlust has become my source of inspiration to never stop exploring — whether I’m home in New York City or setting out for a new adventure in a foreign country. And this is exactly the reason why I am investing more time and effort into Brooklyn Wanderlust — promoting my blog on a new platform, sharing my travel adventures with my friends, family, and followers, and becoming more and more inspired to never stop adventuring.
Since starting Brooklyn Wanderlust, I have grown so much. First and foremost, I have recognized and prioritized my passion for exploring. I work night shift as a NICU nurse (read: I work Fridays, weekends, and holidays), so I frequently miss out on exploring with my husband and friends in the city. (Did I mention sometimes I’m just tooooo tired to get out of bed?? Nurses, do you feel my pain?!?) But — one of the major benefits of being is a nurse is that I get so many random weekdays off, which means I have the entire city to myself to explore without the hustle and bustle of weekends or tourists. It’s a win-win situation.
Blogging has also allowed me to write about any and all topics I love — from traveling to Europe, to getting engaged and planning the perfect wedding, and to creating the ultimate travel bucket list. In short, blogging keeps me accountable. On my days off, it would be so easy to sit at home and watch my favorite shows (Keeping Up With The Kardashians…my secret obsession), but with blogging, I am more apt to spend my time exploring, planning our next adventure, or being a tourist in my own city.
Blogging has also encouraged me to get out and explore on my own! Sure, it’s fun to explore with a friend, but sometimes you just need a little me time.
While blogging has been mostly fun, I’d be lying if I didn’t say its also been terrifying. What if no one wants to read what I’m writing? What if my life is actually boring? What if…what if it really doesn’t matter? At the end of the day, blogging has become my passion, and I continue to write because it makes me happy. I have always wanted to start a blog, and I am so happy I took a leap to start Brooklyn Wanderlust. If you’re anything like me, listen to that little voice in your head and just go for it! You won’t regret the adventures and memories to come!