Why in the world did I think it was a good idea to start a blog?
That’s a good question. One I still ask myself, as I constantly wonder what purpose my tiny corner of the internet is supposed to hold.
Originally, back in 2013, my purpose in writing was simple: I wanted to join the personal finance community because I thought it was awesome that there were other money nerds out there who found this stuff interesting.
I also wanted to hold myself accountable to paying off my student loan debt.
In a small way, I also hoped to inspire others to take control of their financial situation.
And I wanted to get back into writing.
But as the years went on, I lost touch with that purpose. Some parts of the community have changed, my situation has changed, and my interests have changed.
So I took a hiatus from writing to reflect on what this blog should be about, and what it shouldn’t be about.
In typical Erin fashion, I made the situation more complicated than it should have been.
In the end, I realized I wanted to get back to writing in its purest form.
For me, that means focusing on the words – on the message and ideas that I want to spread.
These ideas aren’t necessarily centered around money, either, although that topic will probably come up from time to time.
I plan on exploring things like happiness, success, thought patterns, habits, and generally trying (and failing) to answer the question, “You ever wonder why we’re here?”