- I am a writer. I appreciate grammar. I love Batman. I once convinced myself there was a dead body in the dumpster at work. I wish animals could talk. I adopted my dog partly because his name is Frank, the name of my novel's protagonist. I crave snow cones. I dream insane dreams and remember them for days, weeks, months, years. I wish I could record my dreams as films and share them with others. I am scared of spiders. I like to clean. I love high heels.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
So - I decided to pick up blogging again. Oh how I have missed it! I have missed the community - the chance to connect with others from other paths in life. We share. We debate. We learn. We GROW. I was really introduced to blogging by Heidi Willis (Some Mad Hope) when we joined the "Writing Group from Hell" and then promptly left the "Writing Group from Hell." I "met" some cool people, LOVED blogging, and enjoyed the interaction. Then I went back to school, things took off with my company, and well - I've just been "busy."
But who isn't? We make time for what matters to us. I realized that recently in my business coaching session. My mentor told me I was spreading myself too thin and as a result, the quality and dependability of my work was sub-par. OUCH! Believe it or not, I had multiple people in my life tell me the same thing during the same week. Before you think "conspiracy!," no - these people had never met.
I took a step back. Simplification is what I desired. Focus was what I needed. I made some cuts and got back to basics. One thing I realized - I missed writing. I missed my community. I missed this. So I caught up with my kick-ass writing partners at 4 Corner's and started planning this new venture. What do I have to say? What can I offer? What's my plan? Without a plan, without a vision, I am doomed from the start.
So - this post is my announcement, of sorts. In the coming days, I will write posts centered on each focal point of this blog. You will then understand what that element means to me and "get it" when I publish new posts. For instance - I love to cook. Who's to say I won't share my adventures cooking a bestselling vegan cookbook? I love energy and positivity. Who's to say I won't share the top Feng Shui cures for your home and blog about my adventures of cleaning out my closet at midnight because I was overcome with the desire for simplification?! No one - that's who.
Here we go - I hope you subscribe and check in. COMMENT! I would love to hear from you. Let's embark on this journey together - it's more fun that way!