May 14, 2013

Tuesday Topics: One Reason I Started Blogging

Before I get into this Tuesday Topics, I just wanna apologize for being absent, I may only be apologizing to myself since some of you may not care that I have been a little more absent from the blog, but it has been really tough for me to not write lately.
never could be truer right now...

I have just been so busy. Life takes over in addition to me working 60 hours last week (yeah I know, not good...) but hopefully I can get right back on track!

That being said. I would like to announce that we will be doing a new round of Tuesday Topics starting next Tuesday!
Life. Love.Lauren

Furthermore, Tiffany and I are doing a giveaway to participants in these next ten weeks!
We are giving away: 
Ad space on my blog!
Ad space on Tiffany's blog!
A guest post on Tiffany's blog.
Ad space and in post feature on my blog.

On the last couple of topics for this next time we will have the raffle open. You can enter and win!
All you have to do to win is follow Tiffany and I. 
Then any Tuesday Topics you participate in is extra entries!
Extra chances!

Now that we have that excitement settled, let's get to why I started blogging!

I had a lot of life changes happen very quickly. 
In July of 2011 I got engaged.
In December of 2011 I graduated from Nursing School.
Then I moved my stuff to AZ where Kevin was working in January 2012. 
In May 2012 Kevin and I got married.
Then in June we honeymooned, Kevin's grandpa died, my grandma died (both suddenly), and my mom was sick.
I then moved full time to AZ.
Then I got a real job.
Then I bought a house. 
Man. Life. Just. Has. Not. Stopped.

So let's go back to the beginning of that whole thing.
So for a point in time I was going between AZ and NM before Kevin and I got married. 
While in NM I had tons to plan, but in AZ I didn't have much to do.

So I started reading blogs religiously. One of the first bloggers I found was Valerie. She is just so sweet and super cute! Go check her out if you have not!

I read a lot of other blogs and thought sitting there, why don't I start a blog. If no one reads it at least I would be keeping all these memories in this super busy time in my life. I may not be the best blogger but I am still confident in myself because it something I love.

Then people read and it made me really happy. Being apart of a community of bloggers has been one of the most amazing things. (I plan to talk about this subject more in depth on another post)

So in essence, that is why I started blogging. My first two posts introduced myself and Kevin. Haha! It is so funny to look back onto those posts. But that is one of the great parts. I will be able to look back on this forever!
The Austin Family Diary


  1. ^^^ Haha I totally wanna win stuff too! :)

    60 hours in one week?! Holy cow, girl! How are you even writing a blog post - I would be completely exhausted. I love that first picture about having a calm life is ok - it's so hard for me to not 'be busy'. When things start to settle down sometimes I think I FIND things to do to keep busy when I should just let myself relax. Thanks for sharing why you started! I love your blog!

  2. Oh my goodness, you're not kidding! Life has NOT stopped! I'm so glad you started blogging and am even more amazed that you're finding the time to blog when life is especially crazy right now! I hope you get some down time asap, you deserve it!

  3. I have been absent from blogging, true blogging, for awhile. I don't know why, maybe life has just taken over or there's just not much to talk about. I hope with school winding down for the summer I'll be back to my normal updates. I slacked with the Tuesday topics also so I'm excited for a new round to get me back on track!

  4. Yay for a giveaway!! :-)

    Girl, you have been busy! Take some time and pamper yourself. :-)

    I'm so glad you decided to start blogging. I love reading your posts!

  5. I might just need to link up this next round!

  6. Glad you started blogging buddy :D I love Valerie too!

  7. I think so many bloggers began blogging to make sense of their crazy lives! It's amazing to see what all of us have found through the blogging journey. :-)

  8. Your life really has been full of excitement over the past few years! It makes for an interesting fun blog keep up the craziness! LOL. :)

    The Grass Skirt Blog

  9. I want to join your link up next week! You might have to explain to me how to do it because I'm clueless! I'm really wanting to make my blog better :)

  10. Life is CRAZY! But it's all good. I've enjoyed stopping by your corner. Glad you started!


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