I first started blogging when I was in eighth grade. Back then I was fourteen years old and just wanted a space online where I could write book reviews. I had no idea a whole community of book bloggers existed, a little corner of the internet enthralled by discussing literature. I’ve since gone back and found that first blog of mine, and boy is it so cringe-y. Nevertheless, I love going back and looking at those early posts every once in a while. They remind me of why I started blogging in the first place, of my deeply entrenched love of reading and writing about those reading experiences.
Flash forward eight years, and here we are. I’m twenty-two years old. Since eighth grade I’ve graduated from high school, graduated from college, and am now starting my first semester of law school. I’ve studied abroad for a year and written an honors thesis. I’ve read so many books and written so many posts and have had so many lovely conversations with fellow bookworms through this blog. I’ve started a bookstagram, hosted twitter sprints in this past Reading Rush, and am so much more involved in the blogging community than I ever thought I would be eight years ago. And I’ve absolutely adored every second of it.
When graduated high school, people asked me if I would continue blogging throughout college. My answer was an immediate “of course!” I would be studying English literature and reading so many books for classes–what better time to be a book blogger? But after graduating college this past May, the question came up again, this time internally. I wouldn’t be reading novels for class anymore; instead, I would be reading cases and writing legal briefs and very, very busy trying to adjust to Real Life. Would I have time to blog in law school? Would I have the energy to blog in law school? Is this something I want to continue?
The answer? Yes, of course I will continue blogging. ❤
This week marks my first week of law school. Will I logistically have time to blog as much as I’m used to? Definitely not. But this blog is something I love. It’s been part of me for so long that I just can’t fathom giving it up now. I’ve worked my @$$ off this summer scheduling so many posts in advance, anticipating a long period of not having much free time to write new posts once the semester gets up and running. I’ve made it work with classes and homework in the past, and I’m determined to keep it up in the future. I can’t promise any specific frequency or blog hopping activity, but I’ll be here. And I’m so, so excited.
Have you ever gotten to a point in a busy time of your life when you wonder if you should continue blogging? What makes you stick with it? Let me know your story in the comments section below!