The other day I got the bright idea that I should start a blog. I mean heck, I have a lot to say and I’d like to think I have a knack for telling stories in an entertaining yet informative way. So a friend of mine encouraged me to try it out, thus begins this adventure in blogdom for me ( it’s a word, my blog, my words 🙂 ) So far, it’s a bit overwhelming, so many choices on how to customize this site, going to take me awhile to sort it all out just the way I want it.
I’ll admit that yes, part of my motivation is a bit of vanity on my part..but a little vanity is ok right? I mean if you can’t like yourself, how can you truly like another person. But vanity is not my main motivating factor in trying this. I’m tired of being silent about the things I see going on around all of us. If something I say or rant about gets people to thinking about things from a fresh perspective, then that’s great. I’ll tell all of you ahead of time, I’m not politically correct and might say some things that some of you might like, but I always try to be correct in what I speak about. I don’t go out of my way to be malicious towards people, but I certainly don’t pull any punches either. Am I perfect? No, far from it. There are things I’ve done or said in the past that weren’t really a shining moment for me, but on the flip side I’ve done and said many things that I am damn proud of, I help my fellow-man when I’m able and am basically just an average person. Neither of which confirm or invalidate what I have to say on a given subject. Yes, what I’ve done before both good and bad have made me who I am today, I wouldn’t change much if anything good or bad…otherwise, I wouldn’t be me now would I? It reminds me of a poster I had once, the title of the poster was Everything I Need to Know about Life, I Learned from Star Trek. It had various things from Trek that you could apply to common sense things about life. Nothing new in the message, just a cool way of presenting it. Well, I’d like to add one more thing to that list. From an episode of STNG where Capt. Picard is given a chance to change one thing in his past that he didn’t like. He changed it, but the rest of his life didn’t end up the way it had before. The name of the episode is Tapestry. The line that sticks with me is something Picard says near the end of the episode after all has been put back the way it’s supposed to be. I don’t recall the exact line , but it was something to the effect of, We all have loose threads in our lives, hanging there, but when you pull on one of them to remove it, you run the risk of destroying the tapestry of your life.
So be ready for a sometimes wild ride, sometimes smooth sailing, but never a dull time.