Friday, July 17, 2009

Trying a New Thing

Hello, World! Lately, I've been trying out various forms of social media so I thought it was about time to give blogging a try. I've always enjoyed writing and thought this would be a great way to express whatever happens to come to mind. I delayed publishing my first post for a couple weeks since my cat died on the day I started typing this (July 17, 2009). Needed to get into the frame of mind to finish this. One day soon I'll write a tribute to him.

I named this blog "Livin' the Dream" because finding ways to do that, or accepting what I am doing as that, has been a recurring theme in my thoughts and conversations so I figured blogging about it would be a great way to deal with this topic in my own mind and, hopefully, help others to live their dreams.

If you take a step back and think, "How did I get here?" or "Is this where I envisioned myself to be at this point in my life," I'm not sure that many of us had a clear vision or plan to get ourselves to our current place in this world. And those who do claim to have a clear vision may not be the most sane or pleasant to be around, although some may have achieved quite a bit of earthly success.

Let's wander together and contemplate whether everything happens for a reason and let our circumstances unfold. Sometimes the best things happen when they're not planned. I'm always bummed when my whole weekend is planned out. Have to be here and there at a certain time. It may be fun, but part of it is too much like work (at least my work). Exploring what's around the next corner is half the fun!

Finding where my passion lies is another driver for this blog. Everyone wants you to define yourself in a single dimension. No one seems to understand that we're all multi-faceted, like diamonds (some rougher than others). Fitting us into neat, little boxes is the easiest thing for our limited minds to comprehend. Many of us like, and are good at, many things (at least I hope it's many of us); and that's hard for the majority of folks to understand. While I applaud the folks who pour themselves into one activity, I also feel bad for them because they shut themselves off from the richness life has to offer. On the flip side, though, maybe most people are one-dimensional. That could explain the suburbs and popularity of chain restaurants.

Here's to blogging and exploring together!

Until whenever...