"I am a work in progress
Dressed in the fabric of a world unfolding
Offering me intricate patterns of questions
Rhythms that never come clean
And strengths that you still haven't seen"
-Ani DiFranco, The Slant
Two years ago, I fought through fear and started this blog. I managed to write four or five posts before I gave up. I started again in September of this year, but again have only written sporadically. I tend to write here only when I feel angry and desperate. I want to change that.
I have always believed that we all have more in common than we don't, and that if we knew ourselves better and shared ourselves more, we would feel more connected; united; more together. I still believe that to be true.
So what you will find here going forward will be stories of my past: who was I? Where did I come from? How does that inform who I am today? Stories of my present: who am I now? What are my daily struggles? What are my goals, hopes and aspirations? Where am I going, and how am I going to get there? Stories of what is going on around me: what is happening in my community; my country; the world? How do these stories affect me? By sharing myself, I hope maybe you can see a little piece of yourself somewhere in there, and that we can lift one another up; inspire one another and help each other navigate our way through this tumultuous, heinous and utterly beautiful world together.
You will also find a tremendous number of Ani DiFranco quotes, as well as quotes from Nine Inch Nails, Rush, John Lennon, The Beatles and many, many more. I can't help it. They are my soul guides.
Thank you for reading. Please do feel free to comment if you feel so inspired, or you can reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.