This Blog Is Not About That

hello darlings,

It’s been seven days and this is the seventh post. What does it all mean? Nothing. There are no resolutions around it. No declarations. I’m not committing to anything or creating lines of demarcation. I am writing because I have the agency to do it. And because it’s cathartic. And because it helps my mental health. And because it gives me a daily creative outlet.

Unlike my years as a mommy blogger back in the aughts, I don’t really care about pageviews or monetizing. I am not about to shill some “Jabisco” Bacon Infused Crackers for $750 and then feel a sense of self-loathing about it. This blog is not about creating a lifestyle or a brand. In fact, this blog is not about being a forty-something-year-old single Korean American woman who is coming into her power and wanting to stake her claim on the digital landscape.

Okay, maybe it’s a little about that last one.

But really, this blog is about sharing (like all personal blogs are). Sharing my thoughts, ideas, things that I find, things that I think you’ll love, my wisdom, my failures, and my heart. The world feels scary right now and the strongest thing I can do as a human is to share my heart (which I’ve guarded so closely until now).

This is a blog that is written from my heart, and as skeptical as I am, I think all we so badly need more people to show up with their hearts in hand.

Maybe one person will read this, maybe twenty. And maybe someday 20,000. And maybe no one.

But my heart is open and big enough for all of you. It has to be.

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