So...it's Friday the 13th, and January of the year the Mayans said the world will end. What better day to start blogging!
'Cause who knows how much time we really have. Which makes me think this post is actually about time and timing and all those watch-related things.
I've come to the realization I'm chronometrically challenged. For instance, I've had this blogger blog space thingy for the past, um, two, or is three, years but never used it. Not even once. I've checked out other peoples blogs for sure, posted comments, written lots of other comments blogger refused to post (grrrrr), but avoided actually writing my own blog or even looking at it because...I just wasn't ready. That's what I told myself. "I'm not ready." I've been "not ready" for many things for a long time. Like finishing my stories. Lots of starts there, lots of words written, lots more words not written though, because, "I'm not ready."
Problem with being an eternal coffee pot, percolating away, but never getting brewed, is that time still passes by, and the coffee gets stale and if left on the heat long enough, burned. Then you have to throw it out and start a fresh pot. What a waste.
What a waste of time if I don't use the precious moments I have each day to finish those stories and blog about my journey as a writer every once in a while. I'm actually excited about this year. I'm sure it will be filled with all sorts of interesting things, good and bad. But for the first time in a very long time, I feel "I'm ready." What that means, I'm not quite sure, except...
...it's Friday the 13th, and January of the year the Mayans said the world will end.
And for me, it's a new beginning.