So- why’d I start this blog?
Maybe I’m cursed with an inquenchable desire to create something. Or maybe I have too many thoughts and emotions to be contained within my own little head. Or is it simply arrogance fueling this — a silly, vestigial belief left over from adolescence that anyone would harbor an interest in what I have to say?
I think (I hope) this drive stems from something a bit deeper - a fundamental desire to connect with others. To create opportunities to know others and be known on a more meaningful level than the mundane interactions that occur every day. There is so much good to experience in each individual and every relationship. You can connect with someone for as long as a lifetime or as short as an instant; it can happen with a passing stranger or a dear friend. The only requirement is an open heart, a willingness to move beyond superficiality, otherwise the moment simply passes you by.
I’m definitely not starting this blog to create a website dedicated solely to me (in fact, wording it in such a way makes me cringe. Ugh). So my compulsion then, is less about arrogance than it is about opportunity. After all, why in the world would anyone feel comfortable sharing their most valuable assets – their thoughts, emotions, opinions, and experiences – if they thought no one was listening? My purpose here is to create opportunity to connect with other members of the human race. Maybe if I make the first move, someone will feel moved enough to respond. Or maybe not.
So which will it be? The ball’s in your court now. :)