Every single year I set a New Year's resolution for myself and every single year I break a simple promise. The countdown starts... 10... 9... 8... and I make the solemn (sometimes tipsy) vow to wake my bum up early and purchase a diary for myself. Ideally my plan is to capture my thoughts daily, preferably before bed as I recollect all the wonderful things that have happened throughout the course of my day. Call it forgetfulness or call it procrastination - either way, the me that loves writing finds it impossible to overpower the me that loves sleeping. How hard can it be to keep a journal by my bed and jot down a few lines before going to sleep?! Apparently impossible. Sometimes I swear I fall asleep before my face hits the pillow.
Which brings me here. I must tell you; I'm a print-culture kind of girl. I love books, I love magazines, I love newspapers and I most especially love receiving hand-written letters in the mail. I cringe to think of the day when libraries only exist in our minds through thoughts of nostalgia. I am a firm believer that words are most beautiful when you can hold them in your hands and have them touch your heart.
Now I know I may sound a little hypocritical. Who hates on the internet via the internet? I wrestled with this concept, but then I thought about the objective of a blog. A blog is to share your feelings - your passions, your triumphs, and your dreams in hopes that your words will inspire others and perpetuate your own creativity. What better way to share your musings than on the world wide web?
My mantra in life is this: Everything is exciting and everything is worth getting excited for. Even the smallest, tiniest, über-microscopic glimmer of greatness should be celebrated. I''m not talking crazy-happy-dance-kick-off-your-shoes-and-scare-a-baby-on-the-train kinda excitement, but we should acknowledge each and every moment where fate is on our side. Cherish all the beautiful events in space and time where the cosmos have miraculously aligned to bring you such good fortune. Remember the feeling and save it for a rainy day. Maybe smile at a passerby, maybe call a friend to let them know, or maybe to write it down with a smiley face beside it. Happiness creates happiness from the inside and out. Please join me as I share my zest for life and attempt my lifelong goal of starting (and keeping) my first successful diary!
May your last happy thought be the beginning of the next,