Because Instagram is no longer the most perfect container for the various modes of my expression.

Because this year, the word I am carrying with me is “Devotion” and I need a space in which I can be more devoted to my writing life.

Because I really do love watching white pages fill up with these little black letters.

Because I think that we might be doing it all wrong. That maybe, maybe this blog thing is a better way to find my community.

Because so many of the women whose work I follow are also moving away from Facebook and Instagram, our eyes and fingers worn out from the constant scrolling.

Because maybe, just maybe, I’ll remember all the things I’ve wanted to tell you.

Because I think that it’s important for there to be a record of our thoughts.

Because our voices and our stories matter.