What was responsible for this jolt of inspiration? Well, ever since the explosion of blogs I’ve been one to spend a lazy weekend afternoon floating from page to page, soaking up the visual feast before me. I have a pretty hefty list of bookmarked favourites accumulated over the years, which I’ve organized into categories of interest spanning art, design, decor, fashion, food, fitness, mags, literature, media, etc that I like to work my way through on a weekly basis if time permits. I find this activity the ultimate tonic to recover the buzz when things a feeling a bit blah. This particular blog fest had me absorbed right up to bedtime. After stumbling across a new blog I was feeling particularly inspired to share my own inspirations, thoughts and experiences.
It dawned on me that simply reading and browsing was no longer enough. I felt compelled to craft my own outlet of expression despite having already switched of my computer and gone to bed. I tried to fall asleep but I couldn’t quite switch my brain off. My body was tired, but my mind was buzzing. Sleep just wasn’t going to happen and I knew it. My head was spilling out words that needed to be set into sentences - NOW! So, I dragged my laptop to bed and began setting up an account, designing a quick blog template and jotting down some notes to get started. Starting a blog is something I've always wanted to do, but kept putting off for when "the time was right". In other words, when I finally settled not to be so slack and actually committed. I didn't think that time would be now, but something shifted and I took action!
And here it is folks. My first post hatched under the influence of the all the inspiration that abounds. I’d be delighted should you take an interest in this lil project of mine, whether that’s limited to silently lingering and observing (I do that a lot myself as I can be pretty lazy when it comes to leaving comments) or adding your thoughts to anything presented in my posts. I hope that what I have to share provides some source of pleasure (G-rated guys...), amusement, entertainment, inspiration and mental stimulation. Maybe it's even inspired to you to begin your own neglected project!
I'll drink to that.