I have been thinking lately about why I am blogging. Why am I doing this thing that has made no money and is sharing all this personal information about my family all over the internet?
Why am I working as a commercial actor? I mean, do I really enjoy auditioning, working on sets, being at the whim of whether or not the ad agency or client wants to hire me? It can be frustrating. It can feel like I am putting all my faith in someone else deciding whether I will get to feed my kids.
I am 34. I have a lot of life left. What am I doing?
What the hell am I actually really good at?
Do I want this blog to be all about my kids? Do I want it to be about San Francisco? Why AM I working to do commercials? Is it just for the money?
I started blogging last year as a way to somehow gain control over the creative process. I was just tired of waiting to audition. Waiting to hear if I got the job. Blogging at least gave me a creative outlet where no one could tell me no. It was mine from start to finish.
I share a lot of our personal lives which has been a wonderful way to document the day to day moments that tend to blur together, but my favorite things to blog about are other people. Discoveries about San Francisco, new shops, photographers, bakers, makers and in my opinion the people who make the world go round. I love talking to them, finding out what they are doing and writing about it.
I have been feeling like I somehow had to get all these things to align.
As I was trying to figure out what to feed my children for dinner I realized something.
I WANT TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE SUCCEED.
The blogging, doing commercials, taking care of my children, helping my friends and people I care about, it is all for the purpose of helping others be successful in their life and endeavors.
I thought that all of these activities I was involved in had nothing to do with each other but I was wrong.
The whole concept of this blog is how to make life fun. How to have fun in every aspect of your life. I think I am starting to figure out that I have fun when I help people.
I really appreciate everyone who has been reading along for the past year. I have had a flood of new ideas since yesterday on more projects I will be working on and how to create more content for you.
xoxo from San Francisco