“When I’m writing, I know I’m doing the thing I was born to do.” – Anne Sexton
Why a blog? This is a question I have asked myself many times over the past few weeks. An old acquaintance, somewhat of a short-lived writing mentor, once suggested to me that I should start a blog – for no other reason than to get back into the practice of making time to write.
I have procrastinated over it for months. Pondering over what I would write about. Allowing insecurity to set in, questioning myself as to whether anyone would even want to follow me and read what I have to write.
Then last week I finally took the first step – well, I did what I do best… I researched it. Wow. I was left somewhat stunned. I had no idea that blog sites were so complex – One googled article warning not to be intimidated by WordPress, to stick to it and with time it would become more easily accessible. I read the endless articles on tips for beginner bloggers and finally it was one tip that stood out from the rest – Don’t overthink it, just write your first post and hit the publish button.
So here I am. Hello Blogiverse. And welcome to what I hope will be an entertaining addition to your feed. The journey of an unapologetically potty-mouth, single mother who works full-time (with politicians no less) while she completes her degree and mentally wrestles against her epic inner procrastinator to masters her goals as an aspiring writer.
And now as I sit here and end off my first blog post, I know that no matter how long I have travelled in the wrong direction, it is never too late to turn around. I feel a sense of accomplishment – one point to me and zero points to the inner procrastinator.
P.S. Parental Guidance Warning – Although this post is oddly enough profanity free, I cannot guarantee the same of future posts 😉