How fitting that I officially begin this journey on my 32nd birthday! I woke up feeling especially adventurous today, which is good because I still have no idea what I am doing or even if this blog is actually on the Internet. I keep feeling like I am Creed in that episode of ‘The Office‘ when Ryan just gives him a Word folder to save all his random thoughts into so no one ever sees anything! I am just so happy I can revise things over and over! Yesterday when I was working on my About Page I accidentally added a link to an End Times site, and while that is hilarious, it isn’t quite the right kind of attention I want to draw.
If someone had told me two years ago that I would be starting a blog, I would never have believed it. Why? Well, first of all, I am horrible when it comes to computer technology. I can type just fine, I can turn on my computer, and I can usually shop online successfully as long as no complicated processes are involved. Sad, isn’t it? This blog will be a learning experience (or a lesson in pain). Second, I can be very shy and I am not in the loop when it comes to social networking. While a lot of people really embrace technology, I tend to run screaming from technology into whatever wilderness is nearest to me. Again, I will have to learn to use these social networking tools, or die trying, right?
Third and finally, as I began to research blogging and form a plan for how I wanted my blog to look and operate, I began to also doubt my natural abilities. I started to wonder if I would be taking too great a risk. I mean, blogging sounds too good to be true, way too easy, and there has to be a catch! What if I fail at my goal to create this space for sharing my stories and adventures? Would it just be easier to not start a blog and pretend I never considered it and became really excited about the idea?
Then I remembered something that my sister told me: “You are freaking awesome! You need to do it” And besides being awesome, I am also kind of adorable, so maybe this will turn out to be okay. Also, I have realized that I don’t have to be perfect. I know that I will never be the best out there, I will probably never present the most up to date information (although I will try), I will not know how to do everything immediately, and it will take time for me to learn how to be a great blogger. But I will get there because I always reach my destination. So if anyone really is reading this, I hope that you come back and visit again and see what I’ve been up to — I promise that you will not be disappointed. I am a mischievous little shit.