The Story of Why I Started a Blog

SELF CARE / Thursday, March 24th, 2016

I figured it was only fitting if my very first post was dedicated to the reason why I started the Adjusting to Adulthood Blog. I will begin by telling you a little about myself. I am a typical 26-year-old female, just trying to figure life out. I currently live in Calgary, AB with my handsome boyfriend and our hilarious french bulldog, Cash. Although I currently live in Calgary, my home as well as my heart will always be in Cape Breton, NS. If you have never heard of Cape Breton, I suggest you Google it, research it, and then GO! It a beautiful magical little island with wonderful beaches, beautiful views, and the friendliest people. (I could talk about Cape Breton all day, but let’s get back on track). In 2014 I graduated with my Advanced Diploma in HR Management, and a job opportunity presented itself in Edmonton, Alberta. My boyfriend was already in Alberta, as he also had a job opportunity there, so I packed up my bags, sold my car, and jumped on a plane to begin our new adventure in the Wild West. Things went fairly well for us for the first year and a half, I enjoyed my job (for the most part) and I enjoyed the people I worked with, and in the mix we also bought Cash, our adorable little Frenchie. Then we had some life changes occur, and in 2016, my wonderful other half accepted a job offer in Calgary, AB.

In our opinion, Calgary was a much more interesting city, so we were excited about the opportunity to relocate, but in doing so, I left my position in hopes that I would find something similar in my field in Calgary. We have been here about a month now, and I have not nailed down any opportunities yet, leaving me with a lot of free time. I really do not mind free time, I get to spend my days at the dog park, or running errands, or just sitting and thinking about all the things I would like to do, but have never had time to focus on before. Well, now I have lots of time.

Why I Started a Blog|

I have always wanted to start a blog of some kind, I enjoy writing and I have always enjoyed designing and playing around with websites. I literally remember the days of Piczo websites when I was 14 years old and how much I enjoyed designing my own personal website.

The reason I have never tried to start a real blog until now, is the fear of failure as well as the fear of what other people would think about what I post and what I write. I also have this weird fear that I am not very interesting, so who would want to read my blog or care what I have to say? But the more I thought about it, the more I realized maybe I am not the most exciting person, but I am definitely someone who other young adults can relate to, and my hope is that anyone who cares to read my blog, can relate to my posts in some way.

So here is to taking a new risk, focusing on the potential positives instead of the potential failures, and doing something enjoyable for myself, because after all, we are all just trying to figure out life one day at a time.

I hope you enjoy my blog, and thanks for reading!








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10 Replies to “The Story of Why I Started a Blog”

  1. Hi Kendra,
    I just came across your blog today when I was doing some research on personal development, and wanted to let you know that I really like your content and I can relate to so much of what you’re talking about! I bought a domain almost a year ago, but only started publishing blog posts this week because I was SO afraid of failure and rejection. But I’ve wanted to do it for so long, I finally decided I just need to put myself out there. I look forward to reading & being inspired by more of your posts!


  2. Hi! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I have to tell you how much I love your posts! They are so relatable. Infact, I started own blog last month and I think your posts were one of the ways I got past my blog fear! Thank you and keep up the good work 🙂

    Laura //

    1. Laura,

      That means so much to me!I am so happy you overcame your fear and started a blog. It is such a rewarding creative outlet. I will be checking it out for sure!!


  3. Only just read this post after following you for a few months. And I have to say your blog is very interesting!! And lucky you that you can devote so much time to it. I don’t know any of the cities you mention btw (I’m from Holland!) but relocating is always good for a person I think. Love your blog & keep up the good work!!X

  4. I think you’re very interesting and reading the fre posts you’ve written I think I like you, hence why I started following you on Pinterest and Instagram. I’m looking forward to reading more of what you have to blog about.

  5. Piczo is where all the greats started I bet ;). This looks awesome and the content is sooooooo relatable. Way to go, looking forward to reading more ?!!!!!

    grace xoxox

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