Beginnings

In the beginning…

I’ve always had a problem with starting things. Essays, conversations, stories. Whenever I go to start a new blog, I’m always confounded in how to begin. And so, this time, rather than struggling with my own neuroses, I’ll borrow the words of one of my favourite authors, Ms. Libba Bray, upon beginning her blog (of which, you might imagine, I am a loyal follower).

“Okay.
So my live journal has been sitting here like an empty storefront for months now while I pondered, do I really want to do this? Do I really want to have this online confessional? But then I thought, hey, why should my friends and family be the only ones to know how psychotic I am?”

I love this woman; met her once in NYC, and it was spectacular. Chitchatted with her. It was lovely.

This is a very transitional point in my life, and I thought blogging about it would be beneficial. I’ve had mixed feelings from my friends, but I’ve always had some semblance of a blog, and it’s helped a bit thus far, so we’ll see how this goes.

I’ve never had much of a structure to my blogs, but the goal is once every two weeks minimum, with a discernible topic. This, I think, is especially important given the fact that, as I’ve just finished my undergrad, I want to keep up my writing – especially my academic writing. I pride myself on my ability to write academically, and I don’t want to lose sight of my love for academia when I enter the trades (I should qualify that by saying I know lots of people in the trades, and they are some of the most down-to-earth, intelligent people I know; I just don’t want to get lazy with my studies as I start focusing on other things).

With the above in mind, I’m going to just casually drop this here: http://www.tomgauld.com/files/gimgs/36_print2.jpg

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