LOI (letter of intent)

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When I look at the date of my last blog post (August 4 for the record), I cringe a little… Not blogging for 3 months is basically committing “blogger suicide”:
You’re no longer relevant because you’re not as social or active. You’ve basically given everyone a reason not to care anymore. As a matter of fact, I haven’t posted in so long that I am no longer a part of the blogger network I once was a member of- I just didn’t cut it. My monthly visitors have dropped and my views have become inconsistent. I’ll even admit that when I logged back in to post this just now, I almost didn’t recognize the dashboard! Even WordPress had gone through a makeover during my absence. Eek.

But to tell you the truth, if I had blogged at any point in the past 3 months I believe it would’ve only been for the sake of posting and not because I wanted to or truly felt like it. It would’ve felt forced and not authentic to myself and let’s face it: you are smart enough to be able to tell if it’s disingenuous. Quite frankly, I think that’s the worst type of writing out there: disingenuous creation. To write because you feel obligated to and not because you feel compelled to? Why, that’s a waste of paper and/or post. 

I’ve been getting emails lately about whether or not I’d like to renew my wordpress account. For awhile I thought I’d just let this domain die and let my blog slowly fade away. But when I think about why I started my blog, with this name in particular, I just can’t seem to let go.

So consider this a blog post a letter of intent. (I’ve been drafting a lot of LOI’s at work lately (they’re legal documents), so why not a LOI in my own life?)

I intend to come back and blog weekly if not daily. There are just too many things I see and think about that I would like to share with you in hopes that it opens up your mind and brightens up your day a bit more. I’m also reminded of a conversation I had with Clarissa awhile back during her visit to New York. Although we hadn’t spoken face to face for quite some time (she had moved to the west coast after graduation about a year ago), when we reunited in person we had a random but meaningful and inspiring conversation which led me to realize that we, everyone in general, need to have more real, honest and meaningful conversations. Less about celebrity’s butts, and more about the things that truly fill us and make us think.

 Whether or not you’re a millennial like I am, we all need to think more and feel more. Be allergic to average and apathy, remember that?

So thank you for reading. Whoever you are, wherever you are. Tag along for exactly what I promise you on my side bar over there:

“the things I love, see, do and wear inBusinessandLife. I talk and write about what I like and think about, all within the context of my adventures as a 23 year old millennial living and dreaming in the one and only NYC.”

I might lose followers because I might talk about unpopular topics, who knows, but what you can always expect from me is complete and total honesty.
I’m putting the personal back into “personal blog.”

Another thank you to Clarissa for mentioning me in one of her blog posts. She is a friend I personally look up to (yes, in business and life) so for that I am grateful.

Talk to you soon.

-AndreaM

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Sachin Sawhney (@sachinsawh)
November 12, 2014 9:02 pm

Great to see you are back 🙂

Melissa Le
November 12, 2014 10:47 pm

I’m glad to see you’re back! Look forward to reading more!

Question: How are your LOI working for you at work?