“Sometimes I’m right, and I can be wrong. My own beliefs are in my song”– Sly & The Family Stone
How Did I Get Here?
So I’m here, writing this blog. All the times I’ve thought to myself, “Damn, this moment would be a good chapter in a book”. I never thought I would actually be sitting down, creating a blog, to one day turn it into a book. I had a unique childhood that could be its own book entirely. There were also some questionable decisions that I made in college. Then there are the years of figuring out life as an adult. Everyone has those moments in their life that would make great stories. Well, unless you lived under a rock then maybe you wouldn’t have so many stories to tell, but honestly, even that book, I’d want to read.
Why Am I Doing This?
Our stories make us who we are. We can tell these stories just for fun or we can use them to help other people who may have similar experiences. We can use our memories to unite, to know we’re not alone. That is the reason I want to share my story with whoever will read it. I don’t have an audience in mind. There’s no theme of an underdog or the end set in stone. I am not someone who has accomplished all my goals or has everything figured out and that’s why I wanted to write. There are so many self-help books and memoirs that show someones turning point in life or when they finally reached their goals. But, what about the people who are still working everyday to reach that big goal? Or the little goals that are reached everyday? What about people who just keep pushing through everyday because that’s what you’re supposed to do? I want to write a book for those “just keep going” people! I’ll teach some lessons along the way that I have learned, but my main focus is to make sure people know they’re not alone. You put your pants on today? Cool, me too! You didn’t get up from your couch today? Yeah, I did that yesterday. We need more books for the everyday person and hopefully I can be the person to help with that.