150 Blog Posts
I started blogging when I was 16. It was a baby blog and didn't go anywhere. In 2011, I started a Youtube channel. It was a short lived channel as I was embarrassed being on camera. In 2015, I officially launched SamanthaRoad on Wordpress, then in 2016 I created my own website on Wix.
I've always been a writer. I used to spend hours journaling about my life. I love the process of getting my thoughts to paper, or internet. I love taking the ideas in my brain and letting them out. I always said I had a creative heart and I needed an outlet. I feel things like no other person I know. I feel all my emotions, I feel other peoples emotions, and I love/need to let it out.
Writing has allowed me to heal from wounds I didn't even know I had. It's allowed me to have a positive safe space to be myself. When I first started blogging, I wanted to write reviews on products. Then I realized it was not filling my cup. I wanted to share my experiences of sadness, happiness, and anger so that others knew they weren't alone, so that I knew I wasn't alone. My blog has always been for myself. The design, the words, the images are mine. I call myself the creative director because this blog is my heart open to everyone who wants to read it.
Of course, there have been moments where my words haven't always been agreed with. To the people who feel they have been victimized, just know there's probably a reason as to why you feel victimized and maybe it's not me, it's you. There are two sides to every story and I may not always be able to vocalize my emotions, but I will write about them. Also know that I never use anyones names because I am not a horrible person, I am just a person who understands how to cope with sad/angry situations. Everyone has emotional outlets, this is my outlet. It's creative and some people will not understand that, as they are not creative. I can understand it hurts to be written about, but it hurt just as much when you made me feel terrible about myself.
I have written over 150 posts, but just on this website, we have reached 150. Which is incredible! I still can't believe that I get to write as a hobby. I put my soul into this blog and it's 100% authentic.
I want to thank you the readers. This blog was never intended for you, I wasn't even going to share it, but over time, I felt the need to share. I wanted people to know how much I love something, I wanted people to know my emotions, I wanted people to understand me. I love hearing that someone reads my blog, I love that people say they love my honesty. It's heartwarming to know that what I wrote helped someone else.
It's an open journal. It's me on the internet. It's my heart open for the world to see.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for reading. Samantha