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I’ve never been a person who things come easily to. That’s not to say I haven’t been extremely blessed in my life. I’m just not one of those people who arrives at a conclusion quickly, simply, and easily. About anything. At all. And this blog happens to be one of them.
Even the word blog feels weird to me, like it’s this big, grandiose, scary thing that I’m setting out to do. While most people seem to wake up one day and just start writing, I’ve thought about this blog for some time now. Too long actually. I know. I know. It’s something so simple. What’s the big deal, right? Well that’s just it. It’s something so simple, my thoughts, written down and come to life. That’s the thing that makes me nervous…I think. Even if only one person was to ever read this, it would still mean that one person, other than myself, was reading my thoughts. But then I think who am I really to have a blog? Who would care enough to read it anyway? But I digress. To me the writing would still have to be perfect. Everything would have to be well thought out and written in an orderly fashion. I felt that everything had to be planned out and decided before I actually started writing. An eery parallel for my life thus far I came to realize.
It took some time but eventually I had an epiphany of sorts. Even though I’m pretty sure epiphanies happen all at once for most people, mine was a drawn out process. But what I came to realize was, if I waited for everything to be perfect, if I waited until I had decided every aspect of everything, if I waited until I had mapped out and equally weighed the consequences and effects, or lack thereof, of one course of action over another, I would very well never accomplish anything. I would never get anything, including this blog, started. I would never go beyond the predicable course of action. So, if I really wanted something so simple (yet for me so complicated) as this blog to come to life, I would have to just throw myself into it. I would have to just start writing and see what came of it. And I would have to take this thought process into other aspects of my life as well. Now that’s not to say that I’ve completely relinquished my old self. Night does not turn into day in an instant. It simply means I’m trying to shift my thinking and my outlook and I could not think of a more perfect place to realize this than in my writing. I am learning as I go along in life and my writing is naturally reflective of this. Not everything in life can happen perfectly and this blog, and my writing, is far from perfect. But it’s me. And that is most definitely good enough.
True to me, this blog and my writing could not be exclusive of just one theme. So it will encompass everything from life to what inspires me to turning my little hearts’ desires into reality and, most importantly, to my one true love, Italy. (And of course anything and everything in between that I may find interesting.) And again, true to me, this blog may eventually change and morph over time but for now, if nothing else, I just like to write. And I’m going to write about the things I love here.