Thursday, January 12, 2012
So I did it. I created a blog. I have toyed with the idea for quite some time inside my mind contemplating what in the world to blog about and who in the world would even read it. I finally decided that only time would tell. And here I am. For anyone who doesn’t know me, I can go ahead and clue you into the fact that I will more than likely have nothing AMAZING to blog about, it’s just me writing because I want to. I began writing when I was very young and I enjoyed it. It seemed exquisite to me that I could say whatever I wanted to in written form and no one could stop me, and if someone read it, by God, they had to listen to what I had to say – what an outlet! I used to believe that I may one day have a career in writing somehow, as I have been published a few times. Although the sense of accomplishment made me feel that I was going to be someone, the realization that I was only young and the possibility that my writing “capabilities” were just a phase put a damper on my hopes. Then I stopped writing for awhile because my writing time became absorbed with papers and reading assignments and all of the decisions a college student has to make. I changed my major three times (Elementary Education, then English - Secondary Education - then Political Science) and I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up. I guess the most important thing I gained from my college experience was finding out what I didn’t want to do. I’m 24 years old now and it seems like a distant memory that I was in college, scurrying across the campuses of CCU and Winthrop, trying to figure out why I was taking some of what I called “redundant” classes. Besides the fact that they were “required” classes in order to graduate, I always assumed there must’ve been a deeper meaning and that leaders of the Campus wouldn't put us through such torture, otherwise. I fully believe in the idea of a “liberal arts education.” I get it. Because if nothing else, I got exposure to many different things and it actually brought me to the path of becoming a Political Science major. I could honestly care less about politics, itself, but I will engage in a healthy conversation about it. At any rate, here I am again, throwing myself into the world of writing. This time, however, with a much different audience. So I am rolling the dice so-to-speak on this blog idea and we’ll see where it goes. Happy reading, y’all!