You know that saying, “Alcohol. Because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad?” Well, I’m here to prove it wrong. No, I’m not currently eating a salad, but the point is that I could be. I can do lots of cool stuff while eating salads. You can too. I don’t drink alcohol either, but that’s a story for another time.
Here I sit in a dark room, writing my very first blog on my website that I created all by myself.
This is the start of my great story.
To get where you want to be, you have to start somewhere. That’s hard for me. I get big ideas and I want them to be accomplished NOW! I have a go-big attitude but I guess that’s a good thing if you want to be a writer, right? I have to keep reminding myself, keep working towards the goal, it will come to you eventually. I am the creator of my life. If I want something, I need to be the one to make it happen.
Here we are.
I have always liked to write, and I’ve always had a really good imagination. When you grow up as an only child, you’re kind of forced to. So…thanks mom and dad! No really, I think there is a lot of truth to that. I was always using my imagination to turn our basement into stores and restaurants. We lived in the country so there was always something to do. I don’t remember ever feeling “bored” as a child. I wrote stories, drew pictures, and was really into creative outlets.
When I was a bit older I made videos for my family and friends. I used our video camera, you know the one that you had to hold with two hands? It was the kind that was “really cool” back then because it had a screen on it to see what you were recording. I would record pictures as a slideshow and then add sound. If I needed some text, I just printed it out and recorded the paper. I had mad skills.
Flash forward to my 20s.
We could skip over these years and you wouldn’t notice. I can’t think of many “creative moments” during that time, unless you count creative drinking games. They were however important years because I learned how to have way too much fun and make a lot of mistakes. Like I said…we’ll save those stories for another time.
I quit drinking at age 31 and BOOM! I had to start learning about who I was. I found hobbies again. I put myself out there. When alcohol was in the picture, there was none of that. My hobby was alcohol. I’m so glad I’m not in that space anymore.
That brings us back to the present.
I’m motivated to pursue my passions, my hobbies, and spend my time doing what makes me happy. This website that you’ve come to. It’s my personal writing website. I am pursuing my passion, a dream you could say. I don’t know where it will lead me, but I’m excited.
If you know anyone who needs a writer…send them my way.
I’m so proud of who I’ve become. I think today, I’ll treat myself to a salad.