I’ve wrestled with the idea of writing a blog for quite some time. Actually that’s not true.
I’ve been desperate to create a successful blog for a long time. This is my 3rd such attempt. The first was spawned six years ago chronicling my struggles as a twenty something single man growing up in the nations capital.
I enjoyed the process of capturing on virtual paper some of my adventures with friends, the odd dalliance with women and the general camaraderie and memories of a care free existence all of which would have been forgotten by now. It is a blog that even now I still review from time to time.
I had to make it private as I began pouring my inner thoughts and detailing my darkest fears. I wasn’t ready to share that part of me with the world and with a trusted confidante, one of my closest friends we blogged weekly, spilling our hearts into our private diaries hoping to understand ourselves better as well as providing entertainment to look back on in latter years.
The second blog was created two years ago during a spell of sobriety. I was adamant that alcohol would no longer play a part in my life as so many people in their twenties have considered. My resolve was strengthened by a string of crazy, wild, drunken nights that had haunted my past and for a while I was determined to reveal how the benefits of living teetotal by far outweighed the weekend alcoholic syndrome that plagues so many professionals in Ireland. That blog lasted a grand total of six weeks before I decided moderation was preferable to abstinence making my little blog seem somewhat redundant.
This particular effort is something I am most excited about.
I’m using this platform for three reasons.
- I’m passionate about writing. It has taken a long time for me to shed the layers of conditioning from friends, family and work colleagues and get to the heart of what makes me excited.
- I want to hold myself accountable by disciplining myself to consistently contribute to this blog. Sometimes I am my own worst enemy and take the path of least resistance, seeking out lazy alternatives to entertainment, plugging myself into the soap box.
- I need to unleash my creative potential.
Each Saturday, I will release a short story. Some of these stories will be fiction, some will be reality. Some of these stories will be very raw and at times revealing. My only hope is that the reader will find my musings and stories mildly interesting or educational. I also will provide weekly blog posts on a number of different topics that are close to my heart which I hope others will find educational, funny or moving.
I sincerely hope that you enjoy this blog and feel free to comment below.
Thank you for visiting.