While I'm not sure where this new blog of mine is going to take me or rather where I will take it, I just thought, "You know what, I'm going to try this. I'm going to try something new. Why not, right? What is the worst that can happen?!" At this point, I can't say that the things I choose to post are going to have a common theme, but maybe someday they will. Maybe some day this blog will evolve into a topic that I am passionate about, or maybe it will just be my random thoughts I want to share. Honestly, I can't imagine anyone having the slightest interest in reading the thoughts that come to the regular ol' mind of this regular ol' girl, but when I think of what I enjoy reading about most it is the stories and experiences of everyday people living their everyday lives, because it is those individuals that make this life extraordinary.
Starting a blog is a little nerve racking-- you're putting yourself out there. When you do that you offer others the chance to criticize and judge you, your thoughts, and your ideas. Maybe the judgement will be hurtful, but maybe it will be helpful-- maybe it will help me become a better writer, a deeper thinker or just a better person in general. On one hand this can be fearful, but on the other hand it can be exciting. That's the risk you take when trying something new; you can either fall flat on your face or you can soar. Let's face it, our time is precious so if this isn't of interest to then don't waste your time here and invest your time where you find the most value for you. If just one person reads this and enjoys it then that's good enough for me.
Like I said, I'm not sure what this will turn into but that's the beauty of it all. I'm just trying something new and am open to whatever may come from this. Starting this blog with no specific theme is an example of how I live my life. Once in an interview I was asked the common question, "Where do you see yourself in five years?" I couldn't give a specific answer. While I have goals and a vision for my life, I don't have a specific plan for how I am going to get from point A, now, to point B, five years from now. Who knows what life will hand you. Perhaps something will come along that will spark my interest, break my heart, or force me to make a change and veer me off in a different direction towards something I may have never considered had I set a structured path for myself. Some might say this makes me sound aloof, but I disagree... and maybe that is "sneaky confidence."