certainly has been a hectic year for this blog, and myself. As I was going through my blog, reflecting on this year, an important question rose up: why do I blog?

I've done some stupid things, stubbornly refused to give up on "impossible" goals*, read some amazing books, overloaded myself... But at the end of the day, I had to ask myself whether blogging even means anything to me anymore.

*just watch me. No matter how much backscheduling I had to do and am still doing, I will/have achieved my impossible goal.

When I started this blog back in 2014, I had no idea what it would grow to. I'm grateful for all the people I've met, the connections I've made, the confidence I've gained. 2017 wasn't any different for all this, but blogging began to seem more like a chore rather than a hobby. While it's never gotten as bad as it has been with my instagram account, at some points I did feel like I was slaving away with no purpose and now I know I need to change that.

So here it is, the reasons why I blog. It's a reminder to myself as to why I continue to balance this blog even with everything else in my life, and I hope it helps any of you out there who are doubting yourselves/why you blog.


Of course, this is the most important factor. Why do anything if you don't enjoy it? Yes, you have to do that stupid homework assignment or the laundry because your parents made you. But with everything else? You are in control. Pick your extracurriculars and hobbies wisely, because they'll have a great impact on your life. If you no longer enjoy something, it may be hard to let go, but perhaps this is the best course of action because then you'll find things you are far more passionate about.


I absolutely love reviewing. Again it's one of the things that has, at times, felt like a bit of a chore, but at the end of the day it's something that I greatly enjoy. There are so many positives about it, and while it's time consuming, it's extremely rewarding. Whether it's books, movies, or albums, I like this hobby and skill a lot.

People and Connections

Through this blog, I've met so many amazing people. Just to name a few, Olivia @ Olivia's Catastrophe, Aimee @ My Life In Books, and the amazing Kelly @ HarperCollins New Zealand. I know I haven't made any close friends here in the blogosphere but I intend to make a more conscious effort in 2018 by commenting on others' blogs more often and engaging in more conversation.

These are my top three reasons why I blog. What are yours?