Here I am starting. Today I am starting. I want to do more, be more, live more. I’ve been tired lately. I talked with a coworker and friend today and I don’t know why I’m so tired. I have more time than I can remember having in a very long time. I have more opportunity and possibilities than I have had in a very long time. I’ve thought about starting a blog a while ago and I’ve flitted around different topics and approaches. I told myself the last time that I was eager to start a blog that I would write 10 posts and see how I liked it before I started posting things or looking into web hosting options or designing layouts or anything like that. But I didn’t write those ten posts. I only wrote half of two different posts. Neither felt like a good starting point or a focused idea. In short it just didn’t feel good.
Today I have a bit more of a focused idea. It’s not perfect but I’m already on my second paragraph and things seem to be flowing somewhat easily. This will be a lifestyle blog about my journey to be happier and live a better life with what I have and who I am. I’m working on figuring out how to live my life in the best way possible. I want to live here and be happy. I’m not unhappy, I’m rather blessed. I’m also tired though and looking to figure out how I can be more energized, satisfied, happy, appreciative, proactive and just more involved in living. There will likely be some trial and error as I go through this but I’m excited to get started.
I’m writing this blog by myself and spelling is not my strong suit. Proof reading and typing are also not things that I am good at. I’m functional but this is not a professional blog. Please pardon typos and run-on sentences. I’m an introvert and working rather hard as it is to put myself out here so please be considerate in commenting.
So, after that sort of disclaimer I am going to come back to my supposed, more focused, topic/goal of this blog. I’m going to be looking and exploring things I can do to be more satisfied with living here, in my body, where I am, be more present in my life, and hopefully more satisfied. Maybe you will relate to some of the things I am going through. Maybe my struggles will inspire you, maybe you will leave a comment with some advice or suggestions on what I can do. Maybe we can be in this together? Maybe I’ll figure this all out myself and you can just watch.
Was that more concise? How about: And here we live, adventures in intentionally finding joy. How is that for a tag line?
I’ll be taking action, probably doing some experiments. Probably regurgitating advice from people smarter than myself. I plan to read some books and share some thoughts that I find. Some books will be relating to minimalism; I’ve been really intrigued in the way that the time element plays into minimalism and the value of what you spend your time doing. I also have some self-help and interpersonal relationship books that I am interested in. I’m also a personal finance junkie and love budgeting and discussions about debt payoff and savings and financial goals so those will likely be present.
In some ways this could be considered an adult-ing blog. Maybe I’m just going through my quarter-life crisis. Regardless, I’m really excited about this blog and what is going to come from it. My next post will be a bit about myself to let you get to know me then I’ll get into some of what I was calling experiments.