I'm just going to be honest here, I've had a few different blogs over the years, and none of them really took me beyond the capacity of a few months, once a certain phase of my life was over or one particular journey ended. Some of my previous failed projects also died a miserable death because I didn't have a clear direction or just wasn't committed to making them into something greater. That's kind of why I was hesitant to ever start keeping a blog again. Would I keep going? Would I even remember to update it? And would anyone even bother to read it?
Those, my friends, are questions that I think everyone has when starting a new project. It can be terrifying, maybe event daunting, to go out of your comfort zone and actually go after one of the things you said you wanted to do but just never did. I'll admit that's been me a lot of times, because I'm only human, and like the rest of us, I learn from my mistakes. But, this time I hope that my blog project will sustain the test of time and be more of a tool to help me move forward rather than a chore in which I feel that I have to spit some words out and make them sound meaningful. Yes, that is exactly what every other blog I had before this one felt like: a chore. And as such, I decided it wasn't worth my time anymore, and stopped.
As I start on this new journey of keeping a blog again, I will admit it may be a challenge, to share my words and not feel like ending it soon, but I want to invite everyone into my world, in the hopes that we can all see similarities and differences in our journeys here on Earth, and what joins us together in this journey. My journey has been long and painful, and sometimes dark and ugly, but I'm here to start a new chapter, and hopefully this will take many others along for the ride.
Whatever happens, I'm just happy that I had the motivation to type out these words to you today. Happy to begin this journey with you all, and you heard it straight from the librarian's mouth!