I think the best way to begin this is to be honest, like all good relationships. I have never blogged before, though I’m somewhat surprised that I’ve held off for so long. It’s just that blogging can seem so narcissistic and even now I wonder if it’s a great idea. See, I’ve always been a writer, primarily for writing’s sake, which is, according to Brenda Ueland, the best reason to write. So I’ve got that going for me. I’ve always enjoyed sharing my writing with others and maybe that’s my egotism already showing and this is just kicking it up a notch. But the carefree side of me has gone ahead and created this blog and we’ll see what, if anything, comes of it. So my best guess is that I will be posting whatever is on my mind that I deem worth sharing. To emphasize, I will try my hardest not to make this a place for pointless rants without substance, because no one likes hearing those in real life so why would they spend their time reading one? That being said, I would love feedback and conversation about what I write because I feel that discourse is what may make this blog redeemable in some way. I may also post poems, anecdotes, excerpts, sentences, etc. either by me or other people whose thoughts I wish were my own. Perhaps adding them to my blog will make me feel less narcissistic, or at least distract me from such feelings. In all seriousness though, I want this blog to be a constructive resource to both me and whomever chooses to read it, by which I am flattered. I hope it is fun, enlightening, therapeutic, challenging, and inspiring– and then it will be a success.