Happy New Year! I have decided to blog again. I don’t know yet if it’s realistic to say I will post everyday but I would like to. I love writing and to be honest, I don’t really care if anyone will ever read my posts. I truly do it because I enjoy it. And because of that, I don’t want to compromise my writing with funny quotes, photos and other things to grab people’s attention. As I sip my morning smoothie, I am pledging to myself that my writing and content will come first. If this happen to be a popular blog one day, I want to continue to being myself. To keep the writing the priority. To not compromise my content for pleasing the crowd, to accept that my point of view will bother some people, will even make some people dislike me. I want to still be honest and also understand that I won’t be perfect. If I really want to write honestly I can’t possibly expect to be perfect, to always say the right thing, this is my place to talk, should I even keep comments open? Could it be like a book? You read, you don’t like, you move on, you pass the book? Do people actually need a space to write mean things, to try to discourage me from keep doing something I love? I haven’t yet decided.
A lot of people have blogs nowadays, but I do feel like I’m actually reading magazines of shallow articles filled with ads and photos. I’m sure there are many blogs with lots of deep thoughts but I don’t think they are the majority. Oh, another thing, to my future self, I know I will make lots grammatical errors, english is not even my first language. Why write in english then? It’s weird, but I now do think in english. I will say a lot of things that will be wrong but when did writing became more about the technique than the message?
I thought I would start the first post with the word that I am choosing to focus on this year: SIMPLIFY. And this word means so much. Its a lot more than just decluttering my space, which by the way, is my favorite thing to do, but also to simplify my entire life. My habits, goals, my food choices, my clothes, my makeup routine, everything. Take back to basics, to the classics. Last year I complicated everything, because I rushed, because I didn’t take my time to plan before doing. Because I wanted so much. Because I didn’t edit enough, my ideas, my goals, my days, my schedule. I want 2019 to be a year of simplicity and with that more meaning too. I want to be ok with letting things go and make choices. And then, sticking to those choices. Maybe this blog will help with that, and because of that, I do want to keep things simple here too. I will have one photo above the post, but that’s it. No fancy layouts either. Just me, writing, putting my heart into the pages. It’s funny that I came back to writing with so much passion lately. I have been enjoying so much writing my book that the happiness has flourished over everything, to the point that I even consider letting go my artwork to just write full time. I don’t think I’m there yet, probably because I still need to make a living, and I do like painting still. But writing has now a really strong place in my life. I don’t remember what was the last thing I did that brought me this much joy. And I do hope someone else gets a bit of joy by reading this too, but not sure if anyone would either care or have the time to read this much. But again, this is me indulging in doing something I love. I will talk more about simplification, my book and other topics I glanced over on this post, but I just wanted to get this going, to start the habit and to feel the joy.
Thanks for reading.