Once upon a time I was a Knitter. Yes, Knitter with a capital K. My hobby in a sense defined me and it was something that I did constantly. Of course, hanging out in yarn shops with other like-minded individuals I transformed over time and picked up a few new hobbies including spinning and weaving. When I first started college I had some difficulties with depression, and it was the creation of my "knitting blog" that pulled me out of that messed up state that I was in at the time.
I threw myself into my hobbies via my blog to the point where it was my pure obsession and at times became more of a chore, or a job, than something I loved. Did I love it? Of course! But I wasn't always able to do what I wanted, when I wanted. More time was spent making things for others than on what I wanted to make. Eventually I found myself getting absorbed in other things online, and drifting away from not only the blogging world, but the knitting community as well.
Several years ago I graduated college and found myself off in the real world, working, relaxing but still not knitting like I used to back when I was making what I wanted, when I wanted, my life was again being controlled by hobbies that turned more into "work" than fun. So I'm quitting it all. I'm coming back, a new beginning, making those things I want to make that I love to make and I plan on blogging it as I go.
Why blog? Because writing is a way to help myself unwind and organize my thoughts. I don't expect anyone to ever read this blog, to comment on my posts, or to even become my friends, but if that should happen I would never regret one moment of it.