I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve opened this, stared at it, then closed out of it. I can’t tell you because I didn’t count. If I would have, I can guarantee I wouldn’t want to tell you. The problem was that, despite having chosen a name for this eight months ago, I didn’t know what I wanted this to be. Honestly, I still don’t. But where’s the fun in life if you don’t just blindly step out into the darkness every once in a while?
In the beginning, I tried to force myself to come up with some creative way to write about one topic – music, life, poetry, photography, the list went on. I had a plan to post something at least once a week before I even started to create the site. I spent so much time trying to plan and perfect this that I stressed myself out before I even started creating it, which is probably why I walked away from it so many times.
Fast-forward to one fateful weekend last month, when, after visiting WordPress four times in one day, I decided to just take the plunge. I didn’t care that I didn’t have some elaborate plan for this, or that I might not be able to post as much as I want to, I did it just because I can. I did it because I like to write. I did it for myself. I wanted to create a place where I can share my thoughts with anyone who will take the time to read them, and now I have. From life, to poetry and books, photography, music, travel, and everything else in between, this blog will have it all. My hope for this is that you, as a reader, will find something of value here. Hope, advice, inspiration, whatever it is, my goal is to connect with others through writing.
So here we are, approaching the end of what I hope to be the first of many posts. I’m figuring this whole thing out as I go (the blog, life in general) and I hope you’ll join me on the journey. I read a quote last summer that was simple, but powerful. It’s the inspiration for this blog, and how it got its name. “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” That’s what I’m trying to do. This is the start of my fearless pursuit.