I'm figuring it out.

I love quotes. I collect them. When I find one I like, I write it down in a little book that I keep. I just found one that really struck a cord with me. It's by Anais Nin.

"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection."

Last week I wrote a post, attempting to delicately express my frustrations of a seemingly non-existent audience and about my apprehension to continue blogging. Or maybe I was just whining about feeling underappreciated. I don't know. But I do know this: maybe I don't know the sole purpose of my blog and I don't always have a particular focus; but I DO NOT blog to feel appreciated. That is definitely not the reason I write. It never has been. I've always written for me. Because I like it. Because it feels good to write. And I feel like the truest most authentic form of ME when I write.

Nin's quote reminds me of why I blog. And also of why I want to blog more.

I'm loving life right now, and I want to savor it. Blogging helps me do that.