Thanks for stopping by my brand new blog 🙂
With the New Year upon us, I figure it’s a great time to start a new hobby – a blog! I’ve always loved reading healthy living blogs (just ask my boyfriend), so why not start one of my own? I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, so I figure this new little venture will be fun to cultivate over the year (and who knows, maybe even years!) Basically, I’m excited to have a venue to share with my family (and Ryan’s if they choose to read) what we are up to since we both live so far away from our respective homes (Me — Cincinnati, Ohio and Ryan — Russellville, Arkansas) and we both have family scattered every which way throughout the country.
I have no real set direction or idea for where I want this blog to go. I just want to have a creative outlet to chronicle things as I live out my day to day life. Knowing me, this probably means a whole lot of talk about my journey in becoming a Public Health professional and obtaining an MPH, my adorable little puppy (Happy) that I am OBSESSED with, my boo Ryan, trips with our respective families, outings and happenings in Charlotte, friends, my work at the YMCA, running and my overall zest for life!
Creating this blog is actually a complete spur of the moment idea for me. In fact, I had an epiphany while out on a run. I realized that I really missed scrapbooking (an activity I took up in high school) and I don’t really have tangible pictures to do that with anymore. I’ve always been a big picture-taker (I studied abroad in Australia for a year in college and took thousands of pictures…literally) and I still take a lot of pictures when I am out and about. And thanks to the new digital craze that has taken over the past decade or so, I haven’t really done anything with the huge collection of pictures I have stored up on my poor computer’s little hard drive. They just sit in sad, boring little folders and don’t receive any attention (sorry, Facebook, I’m so over uploading countless pictures to your website). I cherish those scrapbooks I made in high school, and have always wanted to create more for everything that has happened in my life since then. (Don’t worry, I’m not going to go retro-active on you and post stories about the past 8 years of my life.. that’d be a tad bit on the crazy side). My hope is that from here on forward I’ll be able to use this blog to quench my creative side and share pictures and stories (ahem, happy tales!) with friends and family who live so far away, and of course, new blogger friends and readers! It’ll be neat to have this to look back on years down the road. (I’m a sucker for sentimental things).
Anywho, I’m excited about creating Happy Tales and I think it will only add to my happiness and fulfillment as a person as I share and learn from you guys. I can’t promise I’ll blog every day (I’m still trying to figure out how to balance this whole work/grad school/living life thing) but I really hope to become an active part in the blogworld and “meet” some people who share some of the same sentiments. I know there are tons of you out there, as I’ve been browsing y’alls blogs for months (yes, you can call me a stalker, but I did leave some comments!).
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Thanks for stopping by and checking out some of my happy tales!