AP Young Blog – A 6 Year Anniversary!

Last year at this time, I was writing about the things I learned in my 5 years of operating http://www.apyoungblog.com. I wanted to be able to do the same thing this year, but the honest truth is that I’ve learned more of the same.

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Nothing has changed, and in all honesty that’s not a bad thing; but I’m still going to share anyways. So indulge me ok?

Authenticity is Still My Thing

I blogged through a pandemic this year. I took the angst, the fear and the uncertainty and poured it in to writing and creating digital content that I could be proud of. Instead of running from my feelings, I found a way to safely talk about the things I was experiencing.

I’ve been sharing my journey with weight loss and it hasn’t been picture perfect. Despite that, I’m still showing up for myself and being honest about the experience. I love that I can look back at my blog and have transcripts of one of the toughest parts of my life. I want to believe that hopefully when I’m looking back I’ll be in a different space.

Resisting the Urge to Do What’s Trendy

There’s constantly a slew of workshops and social media advertisements that swear to have the answers to being a successful blogger. I won’t lie, I’ve glanced through some of the suggestions from the free downloads these folks offer. It’s all about algorithms, curated photos, and blah blah blah.

Would I love to make thousands blogging? Of course! Writing is my passion and my blog is something I love to invest in. But do I want to make money at the risk of having to become something I have no desire to be? Not really.

The one thing that keeps me grounded is remembering that I started this blog to help me organize my thoughts, and also to create a safe space for people in similar situations to know that they’re not alone. I also chat with my husband about my thoughts and use him as a sounding board to help me redirect my thought process to where it needs to be.

This is My Space

And ultimately I decide what does and doesn’t come to this blog. In a world where bodies like mine are dismissed, overlooked, mistreated and our voices ignored; here I don’t have to worry about that. I love that I can come some place to share not only my own experiences, but the experiences of others too. I love that people can come here and learn something they didn’t know and sometimes even challenge their perspectives.

In Conclusion

I totally look forward to seeing what another year brings to AP Young Blog! Now, lets get into the fashion because I know that’s what you really came for!

Until Next Time,