Why I Started a Blog

People have all sorts of reasons they blog. Perhaps they want to show off their photography or writing skills. Maybe they want to review books or movies. Possibly they share what they do around their house. None of these are my reasons.

When we learned we were going to move, Tim told me I should start a blog. I don’t really know why, but it was probably because he just wanted me to have something to do in our new city. I immediately dismissed the idea thinking that it would be boring and I would never have anything to say.

As time went on, I started thinking about it more and more, and I came up with a reason why a blog might be a good idea.

I am a homebody at heart. I like to hang around my house. I don’t find many reasons to go out and do things and have fun around town. When I moved from the mainland to the island, I was forced to get out and do stuff because I had to know everything the city had to offer for my job at the hotel. In Edmonton, I don’t have that to push me. I figured if I have a blog to keep me accountable, I will continually seek out new things to do and share my experiences. It will be my motivation to not be a hermit.

A secondary reason is to keep the family up to date. With the exception of one brother who is attending school in Edmonton, all of our immediate family and the majority of our friends and extended family are in BC, or at least not anywhere near Edmonton. We have a son whose grandparents will miss watching him grow up and learn new things. As much as Facebook is good for sharing photos and such, having a place to write stories and anecdotes seems a lot more personal, which is a little ironic since my Facebook profile is private and this blog is public.

Some things you can expect to read about here are:

  • an account of our move
  • setting up our new place
  • photos of Calvin’s cute face
  • stories of my adventures around Edmonton
  • things I learn about living in a completely different climate than I am used to
  • and other stuff too…feel free to suggest topics

I am glad you stopped by to check this out, and hope to see you back here soon! Please say “Hi!”.

I plan on getting Tim to help me change colours and things to make it pretty and appealing, so check back!

Here is a picture to leave you with, just because blogs are more interesting that way.

Calvin at the beach…something he won’t be able to do for long.

6 thoughts on “Why I Started a Blog

  1. Aunt Sara

    Hey…great idea Larissa…I’ll be sure to stop by.
    Wishing you all the best in your move. Any closer to knowing a date?

  2. Elsie

    What an adventure, to be moving to another city, another province, and another climate! I look forward to reading and seeing more about it. I like the name you chose for your blog and trust that you will “bloom where you’re planted”. Best wishes!


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