I had every intention of starting this blog right at the beginning of the year.
I had illusions of kicking off my new home for my disjointed writing and my witty, acerbic observations at the same time I kicked off so many other shiny new things.
2011 was going to be my year. New job, new city, new apartment, new relationship status, new blog, new year. It was going to be big, I could feel something coming around the corner. I had ideas, goals, I was excited.
Then 2011 actually HAPPENED. And it was big, and epic and unforseen and brand new…all of the things I’d hoped for. Unfortunately, I got all of these things on the opposite end of the spectrum than I had anticipated.
In all of my wide-eyed excitement, I’d forgotten to inform the universe that I wanted all of those things in a positive light, and in relation to good things. Left without this direction, the universe had a 50/50 choice – positive or negative. And as with all one or the other choices, it picked the wrong one.
2011 spent the first five weeks kicking my ass relentlessly down into a brutal, sad, dark place. After week 5 and once the bad news stopped snowballing, I’d had enough and have decided that I will now be taking charge for the remaining 47 weeks and it will be better, thanks.
My year has sucked so far, but I intend to scrape it out of the gutter and salvage it with some writing from here on out, amongst other things. Which, you know, I’ll write about. This is my second blog, and hopefully it’ll turn into something I love as much as I loved my first one. No, I won’t link to it on here. The only thing I regret about the last blog was putting my name on it, so that it wasn’t anonymous.
So whereas it would have been oh-so-convenient to have kicked this off in January, here I am in mid-February. Mid-February, the nastiest time of the year, and enter…..’I Just Like To Write’. I really wanted to be one of those cool kids who had their shit together enough to start something when they said they would, but at least it isn’t August, right? I think the blog title is fairly self explanatory……I really just like to write. Some days it’ll be sappy, some days it’ll be all ‘omg the world is ending’, some days it’ll be funny, some days it’ll just be. But I’m excited to have a place to write again, because I really do like it. I love words, I love language, I love adjectives…….yes, I’m a nerd. You’ll find out the extent of my nerdiness soon enough.
And there we have it, I guess. I’ve completed the obligatory first post, which is always scary and awkward in that ‘hey, I’m the new kid, who do I eat lunch with?’ kind of way, and it’s all going to be barreling ahead from here, kids!
Here’s to hoping this thing sticks….