I thought I would be okay without blog because I could use that time to do something else. Blogging is very time consuming – we all know it. I could really use that time to sit on my butt, massage my face, cleaning my unorganized house and so on.
If you ask me why I ended my old blog after two years – I am not so sure that I could pinpoint to a single reason. It may be sheer frustrations, a lack of motivation/inspriration, a pure laziness, a strong desire for a change, shitty comments from annynomous or all of the above.
I definitely want to keep this blog as small and intimate as possible. I no longer concern how big it will get or how many people will know it. Having a huge crowd of followers used to be one of my goals but it quickly ruined my fun in blogging during the first year in blogsphere. What matters is the quality not the quantity. After two years, I realize what matters is the people who read your blog and interact with you. It is that interaction…it is that special connection that keeps you coming back for more to share, to vent, to laugh, to complain and to cry out loud. If I have one good blogging buddy who keeps me inspired and content with my blogging experience, that is all that matters. During my two years, I had experienced all facets of blogging with my old blog. Not that everything turned out to be pleasant experiences but each and every phase in blogging helped me tremendously. It helps me focus on what really matters, how I should blog and how to avoid/elimimate frustrations.
Giving up an old blog was not easy as 1-2-3 but I was happily welcomed a new opportunity and excitement.
Change – big or small it can be scary but everyone has gone through countless of changes over their lifetime, perhaps more than we could recall each and every incident. While living and following the same old routine day in and day out gives us a strong sense of security and prediction, in a deep corner of our souls we know we yearn for something “different”. To give up one’s security blanket or familarity is never easy - it requires strenght, determination and bravery to branch out to step your foot in a strange place and surround yourself with things or people you have never seen. It is like a new road you have never discovered and you do not know what lies ahead. That is when fear arises in the back of our mind. Fear stops us from opportunity to learn and adapt. Some people hold on to their fears, and turn around to the path they have long known, but some choose to embark a new journey to an unknown destination.
Big thanks to the fellow bloggers who continue to inspire me everyday through their blogs and those words of encouragement are very much appreciated. Although I am bad at replying to comment, I read all of them and appreciate you for taking the time to share bits and pieces.
You all make a “HUGE” difference.I am grateful to have each of “you”, thank you for being here.
Maysa (or Maysayon in Thai language means April) is my birth month. It marks the beginning of the summer and what else can you think of summer if not the sunshine. I would like the name of my new blog to be cheerful and uplifting. And that's how Maysa & Sunshine come together.
I am glad to be back. Now let a new adventure begin....