Post #1

I’ve been thinking of starting a blog for quite a while now, and after months of procrastination, debates about the name, and several terrible drafts of this first post, I’m doing it. I don’t know why today is the day I’m choosing to start, but it is. I guess I’ve just come to realize that if I don’t do it sometime it will never happen at all.

I’ve always loved writing. Since I was a little kid the idea of being an author has filled me with more excitement and passion than anything else I can think of. Writing can fill me up and satisfy me in ways no other activity can. But I’ve never been much good at actually doing it consistently. There are plenty of reasons for this, but suffice it to say writing is a lot harder to do than you might think, and if you don’t make a point of doing it on a regular basis in spite of that you will probably never write much at all.

For the most part I haven’t written much at all. But I know that I love to do it, and that I want to do it a lot more. There’s no real reason for me to believe that what I say will make much difference, but deep down I know that there is something worthwhile in saying something. I don’t know what that is exactly, and every time I try to imagine what it would be I just get this blurry image that I can hardly make out.

That’s what I want this blog to be about. I want to start to sharpen the edges of that image. I want to explore the indefinable feelings and concepts that fill me, and I expect to find a lot of weird stuff. I’m probably full of a lot of stupid jokes, obscure references, and breakfast food. I don’t want to take myself too seriously, and I don’t want to turn this into another collection of half-baked opinions that no one cares about. I just want to figure out what’s inside that’s begging to be drawn out, and I want to do that every day.

I probably won’t post every day, of course, but I’m shooting for at least once a week. Maybe every Monday or something. As far as the content goes, I think this blog will turn into a random collection of things I’ve created and things I find interesting. It will likely be a mixture of writings, drawings, and films, but who knows. I hope anyone reading this will feel free to suggest topics to write about and keep me accountable for posting regularly.

Overall, I’m very excited to have a reason to do what I love more consistently! I hope this vague description has piqued your interest in some way, and I really hope you enjoy whatever comes out of this blog!