Don’t Put Me In A Box

Mom blogger, fashion blogger, military spouse blogger, you can’t be a blogger without being put into some kind of box. We are so much more than that.

I don’t know about you, but I do not like being in a box. We all have way more than one dimension. We are moms, wives, sisters, military spouses, daughters, policewomen, librarians, etc. But we get labeled one thing or another and there we are. In a box.

Who wants to be in a box?

Karina wants to be in a box.

No one. Especially not me, which is why I am writing this. I apparently have a fear of boxes so when discussing what topics I would cover I was like “I don’t know, I don’t want to be stuck in something I don’t love until the end of time” (which was not December 21, 2012). So I pitched this article and here we are.

I am the type of person who has many interests, but maybe nothing that I am crazy about, I like to broaden my horizons and I’m on the lookout for the one thing that really piques my interest and I can claim it as my box, until I find that thing, do not put me in a box.

I want to be able to look around and find what I love without feeling like I have to stick with my one thing.

Why are we putting ourselves in boxes?

Doesn’t it get boring just being one thing? I tried the mommy blogger thing. Seriously after a while talking about my kid even bores me. And boxing myself in as a military spouse blogger in my early blogging days was even worse, it was like “Day 72 of deployment, yup, it’s still happening, oh did I mention my husband is in the Army?” because that’s another thing you can’t write about all the time and really shouldn’t consume your whole personality.

Being in a box makes you boring.

No one likes a boring person and no one wants to be friends with a bore. Broadening your life makes you much more interesting. And the fun thing is, you can still have interests that you were formerly boxed into. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain by breaking out of your box.

What kind of boxes do you feel like you are in? Do you want to get out?


  1. I can so relate to this. Originally I thought I would like to just blog about personal finance, but I have other “stuff” I want to tackle. I love my tag line, courtesy of Adrianna, “a place to share, learn, and laugh.”

    • I love your tag line too! It’s so hard to stick to one topic on a personal blog, but you don’t realize that until you exhaust everything you have on that topic or go through a dry spell!


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