Sunday, March 28, 2010

2!!!! aka The reason for the blog

     So, why did I decide to write this?  My first  reason that I want to do this is because I HATE writing.  Actually, hate is a strong word.  I don't love to write.  However, I realize that this may be because I don't do too much of it, outside of what is required for life.  So, this is an experiment to push myself harder than I have before.  I won't be Hemingway, that is certain.  I just want to be better and something I realize that I am weak at.

     The second reason I wanted to do this was on the suggestion/bet of a friend.  We were talking about some things that happened and she said, "You should have a blog!", to which I replied, "Maybe, I will . . ."  She said, "I bet you won't." and anyone who knows me knows that I don't back down from challenges much.  

     My third reason my most important (to me).  I am a new college student in my mid-thirties who is away from any home that I have know.  People in my predicament are called "Non-traditional Students".  We face unique challenges and situations.  I want to write about them so that I that I don't get too frustrated when things don't go my way or the way I think they should.

     Finally, this is just to put down for my friends (and anyone else who cares) so they can keep up with me.  I have met many wonderful people in life who live all over and this is a way to interact with me.  I don't know how often I will blog.  I am going to try once every two weeks to put down something, anything., just to keep writing.

     So welcome.  Here's to graduation in two years.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wow, My First Blog Post EVER!!!

I have a failing in life. I don't write prolifically.

I am quite capable of writing. I do it all the time, for school. Outside of that, not so much. I don't feel that I am that good at it. However, I LOVE to talk. I think that I am pretty good at telling a story. And, sometimes, cool stuff happens to me. So, I am writing this stuff down (some of it). This is a test to myself to try harder at it. In the process, I hope to gain more organization over my writing and push myself to better and give more discipline to it.

Why a blog? There are a couple of reasons. I will put that in the second post. But, until then, welcome to the ride. It could be short, it could be long. Either way, it's going to be alllllrriiiiight.