Happy birthday, blog! You know I had my own last month, and when I blew out the candle my wish was for the light to come back on.
When you’re young, life is inspiration and everything’s possible ahead. Pedal to the metal! Further down the road, though, it’s one pothole after another. And once you finally can navigate your way through, it’s time to pick something up or drop someone off. Then there’s road construction with all of life’s detours and traffic jams. You’d wonder where all the time has gone, but depressingly it’s flown by while you’re at a stand still.
That’s overly dramatic. Life’s been mostly good… just not what I always dreamed. But there’s still time.
At one time I wanted to be a writer. I exceled in creative writing assignments in school, and even won a couple short story contests. I majored in entrepreneurship, as I wanted the power to write my own story my own way. But I ended up working in another form of communication — web development. So why on earth haven’t I had a blog before now??
I don’t know. I’m always stuck in the optimistic idea stage, as lightning strikes quickly with things that sound great sitting in traffic but rarely have enough time or resources to emerge beyond thought. Or maybe it’s the pressure to do it perfectly… some day.
But the world wide web is wizzing by and life’s clock keeps ticking down, so I need to pick up the pace. I have to make the time, and make things happen. There is a lot I want to do, and I’m hoping this blog will help me stay on the right path as well as help me sort things through and seek help when needed. Maybe even inspire others on their own journeys.
That’s what I wished for. When they sang Happy Birthday to me, technically I’m Troy… but it’s those dreams that are really me. And I don’t know if I’ll feel real until they come true.