about the blog

My blogging career began in the summer of 2008 when I was encouraged to keep a blog for a two reasons: to stretch myself to write frequently and chronicle all the things I was learning, and to keep my family, friends, and mentors up to date on my activities during my first summer away from home.

That first blog, as elementary and small as it was, sparked a fire in my to write constantly and share my words with the world. It gave me a stage, a platform, a (very small) audience. It inspired my decision to start Simply Said.

This blog began as a way to share my thoughts, observations, loves, and dreams with friends and family primarily. I started in during the summer of 2009, right before I began college. I figured that college is a period of time in my life where I would be learning more than I could keep up with, so I might as well write some of these lessons down.

The blog became a thing of its own soon though, and I let it morph without any true direction...wannabe fashion blog, menswear blog, college lifestyle blog...and none of them fulfilled that original desire to keep this space as a place to chronicle my hopes and dreams.

So in a way, Simply Said has returned to its original purpose, a place for me to share the lessons I am learning and the observations I am making on the world around me. Read on, and join me!