Why this blog? Why me? Why now?
I’ve never been an on the bandwagon type person. What I mean is I don’t indulge in new things right away just because it’s the thing or it’s a revolution. I have to have a purpose for it in my life. Ipods, for example, were foreign to me. I didn’t know what they were years ago and I didn’t care. I was the same way with the internet and blogs. Once I found out what they were or could be used for, I cautiously indulged.
I’ve always had a desire to encourage people, to inspire them, and make them feel better about themselves. Since I was able to recognize my surroundings and be conscious of my existence, I felt like I didn’t belong. I felt like pain was my destiny. I empathize and sympathize with anyone who has ever felt this way. When I can change someone’s perspective because it will be beneficial, I jump at the chance, that is if I can actually help.
Right now in my life I have experienced what it’s like to lack abilities to remain valuable to the workforce. My skills are not what they need to be. Thus, I am living from paycheck to paycheck… if there is a paycheck. I have been looking for a way to focus on what my purpose and calling is. Even if things don’t work out financially, I want to be doing those things that make me come alive. I believe being a catalyst for positive change in people is one of those things; writing, acting, inventing, and philanthropy are the others. I hope that this blog will help me accomplish the former.