Oh boy, here goes...
I’ll keep this short and sweet. Or, well, maybe not sweet, but honest, certainly.
I have been debating whether or not to start a blog for a long time. Years. Many years. At least since I graduated college in 2013 (side note: gosh, how has it already been five years O_O). I asked myself all the typical questions. Would anyone read it? Would anyone care? Am I funny or charming or interesting enough? Will the time commitment be worth it? Will everyone notice how much of an abuser of commas I am?
I kept putting it off and putting it off, making excuses for why I couldn’t start it. I need to revamp my website first. I need to make a name for myself in the design industry first. I need to do this or that, et cetera ad nauseam.
And honestly, I didn’t wake up today and plan to write this. I didn’t have any sort of mind-altering epiphany or inspired opinion shift. I just thought, “You know what, I want to write a blog post.” And so here I am. If you don’t start somewhere, you’ll never start at all, I suppose.
And now that I’m writing this, I’m wondering why it took me so long to get over all of my hangups. Who cares if hardly anyone reads this? Who cares if I’m not the funniest or most charming or most interesting person ever? I can put the time into it that I feel comfortable with, there’s no need to stress about it. And it’s better to have too many commas than not enough commas, so c'est la vie.
So here I am writing my first blog post. Possibly trying a little too hard, but at least I’m posting something. In the wise words of Shia LaBeouf, “just do it.”