I am going to indulge this moment of posting a very first post on my own blog…because I can. People who know me would fall off from their chairs if they ever find out that I have a blog site.
For one, I don’t actively use social media. Another is I don’t have a smart phone. I have a pre-paid flip phone, which I often leave behind at home or carry around dead. (I do make sure that I have a fully charged cell phone when I go out of town, though.) Another conflicting fact of me and blog is that I don’t like to talk about myself much with anyone. (I can hear someone objecting to this last statement.) I rather listen. (okay, enough from the peanut gallery)
So why blog? It was Julie and Julia book by Julie Powel that did it. No, it’s not because of the book deal and the movie deal she got out of it. She said having the Julie/Julia project to do gave her purpose in life and nothing about her day at work mattered. I needed that. I needed to feel and live like there is more to life than just work. My Mom once told me a few years back how she would like to blog, and now she blogs on a Japanese blogging site. That must have been a clue that I should blog also or at least look into it. But I totally didn’t get it. Instead I told her that blogging is so millennium and she should start doing facebook instead. Boy was I wrong. I didn’t realize, really tech-naive of me, that a lot of the sites I would end up landing after a search are blog sites. They look so fancy and professional. But they are all blogs! Bonkers. Yeah, yeah, I am still learning how to make my blog site hip.
Make sense or not, with or without a reason or purpose, I am just so excited about this. That’s all that matters to me right now. I cannot see how little or how far this would take me, let alone where, but I do know that I have already gotten what I was looking for – sense of purpose.