Thursday, February 7, 2013
It's a crazy world we live in, with all of this technology and connection, and the ability to see and read anything our heart desires, right at the tips of our fingers. And in the blog world it's all right there- beautiful design, writing, photos. People doing things, making things, all of the time, never-ending. It's easy to get lost in all of it, isn't it? And sometimes I do. Sometimes I'll read so many sites and blogs, one after another, and feel so overwhelmed. Inspired, of course, but overwhelmed. And I'm not sure if this is a normal response, a common response, but that's just how it is sometimes in this head of mine.
And when this happens, it's almost like I'm stunted. I stop. I find it hard to think of things I want to share, I feel like I don't have much new to offer. All of these other people are doing, making, creating, photographing- how can I add to it? It's already all out there. But then I remind myself that there is one me, and one Henry, and one little family like mine. And really, only one story like mine.
It's hard to take a step back from that, from the overwhelming amount of information we're all given. It's easy to feel like your voice is just one tiny whisper in a huge room of people shouting, wanting their voice to be heard, but it's good to remember that your story is your story, your voice is your voice. And that no matter what, it's a beautiful thing all on its own. I'm reminding myself of this today.