Have you ever woke up in the morning feeling like you could conquer the world and by noon you have a completely different outlook and just wish you were back in bed? Me too.
This blog, this great idea that I’ve had percolating in my noggin for such a long time is kind of like that. In May, I took the plunge and got all set up to do this thing. Then I had a minor glitch and I LET it set me way back. Metaphorically speaking, the car was parked along the road and I was hitchhiking back to civilization. Along the way I stopped at a pub or two and conveniently forgot where I’d left the car.
It’s not that I can’t do this. It’s really more that I keep talking myself out of doing this. I tell myself, “This is a waste of time”, or “No one gives a honk about what you have to say.”, or “You SUCK! Give it up while you still can!” I’m a real jerk to myself and I let my Gollum convince me to quit. So I quit and then that little optimist starts working again.
I read a whole bunch of other people’s blogs and think, “I can do that.” and “Someone MIGHT enjoy something I write.” and “I gotta get this thing going again!”. And here I am, telling you this silly story. Why? Because I can. Because, if I don’t, the Gollum wins and I lose. There is also the possibility that I might someday say something that matters to someone. It would be a shame not to let that happen, for both of us.
I’ve been dragging my feet. I’ve been procrastinating. It must not continue. So… I will write something one day each week and post it here. If I do more, great. If I do less… well, that can’t happen. I’ll be writing about the thing that resonates with me at that moment, so you never know what you might get. But you will get something at least once a week.