I’ve been thinking about doing this on and off for a few years now. Admittedly, for most of that time I didn’t think about starting my own blog at all, but every now and then me and those thoughts crossed paths and today I decided to do something about it.
I’m admittedly a big procrastinator when it comes to writing. I believe it’s my sole purpose in life to write. I’ve been doing it since I learned how to, I always wanted to be a writer, but somehow I’ve mastered the art of putting it off almost to perfection.
I’ve been working on my writing discipline, so to speak, and successfully so, I find. I am good at making excuses, too. Like: I’ve moved countries four times in the past six years, altogether living in five countries, on three continents, in two hemispheres. There just was never the right time to sit down and write a book. Keeping up with my journal was hard enough. Or: I studied Egyptology, and everybody know that when you’re going to university, you don’t write a novel at the same time. And my all time favourite: I’m going to be 100 years old, what’s the hurry? I’ve got plenty of time, right?
Had I started six years ago, I could’ve blogged about traveling around the world, moving countries all the time, making new friends and leaving them behind again. Catching up on Facebook or in person, where possible. There was no end to what I could’ve written about, there still isn’t. Just because I’ve been putting it off, doesn’t mean I’m never going to.
I am a writer.
I’ve not finished traveling and seeing the world, but I’m done moving countries all the time. I’m going to find myself a home now, build one if all else fails. I may even settle down, even though I won’t ever settle.
I’m here to stay and I will write. I don’t know what I will write about. Whatever I feel like, I suppose. The main purpose is to write.
When I am ready, I will go and write a book, maybe two. And then I will get that published.
I know that I can do whatever I want to do. I can achieve whatever I want to achieve. It’s really that simple. Nobody may ever read this. Or if they do, they may not like it. I don’t care. This is just an exercise. I will conquer the world in due time.