Where did I look to answer that question when forming my “About” page? It’s hard to look in the past for that, unless you carry your past around like an old suitcase, which (hate to say) I do occasionally… I look at what’s on my mind. What am I consumed by? I’m coming to discover that what I write about will always be pertinent as long as it means something to me or someone else, for that matter. Right now, taking action to move back home to be with my family and friends is foremost in my mind even more than it has been in the last 10 years. Dad’s passing has shoved it under a magnifying glass.
The snippet I put in my “About” text widget is an easy declaration of my future in the next year. Like I’m promising in front of God and all, that I’m coming home next summer! It’s like going to a Weight Watchers meeting and getting on the scale. It’s putting it out there for all to see. There’s my promise. I’m making a promise. If I don’t do what I said you have every right to judge me for the scoundrel that I’ll be… (By the way, the last couple of sentences is the dialogue I have in my head. They don’t tell you that at Weight Watchers. I should know. I work for them.)
Are there things I wouldn’t write about? Sure. Sex is never pretty. Maybe that’s because I’m getting older and it’s not at the top of my list anymore. Well, look at that, I just wrote about sex… hmm?
I notice it’s hard to stop explaining. Not sure what I look like to someone reading my blog, but I know in my everyday life I’m always having to justify things. It’s exhausting! Sometimes the simpleness of a simple story is art. Too many details make it an exhausting mess.
So this is what I would love to learn from this experience:
- That I can do this. What that means is that I can create a successful site along with becoming a web developer, get THE job and move back home with a comfortable salary. Dad is gonna help me with the confidence part, right Dad?
- That I can write about anything and make it interesting enough for people who don’t know me to want to come back to my site to read more.
- I would love to be able to speak to someone out there in a similar situation. Are you living away from your hometown and either loving it or not? I’d love to hear from y’all!!