Today is July 1st. One day down, 30 more to go, I guess. And I’m probably going to keep this one short.
I think everyone has dreams that could be one day realistic, but aren’t really that realistic. When I was about 19 I realized that writing has always been easy for me. I realized that it was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It’s something I love. And it’s something that I dream of making a living at. But in reality, I’ll probably never get paid enough to put words down to pay my rent. And in reality, I’m okay with that. It’s okay to dream. Sometimes dreams come true, but it’s okay if they’re just dreams.
So I got this idea. How can I push myself as a writer? How can I do more? How can I get out of my comfort zone? Because I spend so much time staying safe. I say real things and I make people think, occasionally, but I don’t go much further than my own life. I don’t talk about politics or controversial things that are going on in the world. And part of this is because although I am offensive, I don’t want to be too offensive. I’m a liberal person, but my family is conservative. If I say anything that’s too much for them, I become offensive. I’m a Christian, and a majority of my friends share my beliefs, and if I push the envelope too far, what if they disown me? But if these people really loved me, they wouldn’t care. And also, what do I have to be afraid of? I want to write about more than just what lives inside my mind.
So I’m blogging everyday in July. Get ready to be annoyed. But also, inspire me. If there’s something you wished I would blog about, or write a poem about, or make up a story about, email me the idea at firstname.lastname@example.org. Push me out of my comfort zone. Or don’t.