Goal: Start a blog
I’m Emily, and this is my blog.
I’ve been wanting to start blogging for months now, it’s one of my goals of 2016. And I was close to doing it in the beginning of the year too, you know, when resolutions should be started. I had a domain registered, a hosting site chosen, and a lot of motivation, which is probably the most important thing of all.
Then, I found out that I really didn’t have the money to do one of those professional self-hosted sites. So a frantic return call later, in which all my progress was undone, I was left without a site and without any motivation. Which is how most resolutions end.
But here I am, a few months later from that incident, opting for the free option. Because this is where everyone usually starts, right? (I’ll work my way back up eventually.)
People always say that starting something new is the hardest part. But I have to disagree, because trying to keep up with that something new is definitely much more difficult. There has to be a constant flow of inspiration, things that keep motivation and work ethic high.
Inspiration is hard to find. Well, I have a tendency to be inspired by the smallest things—a song lyric, people I see on the train, fleeting thoughts of a dream I had—but it’s hard to make those moments into something. Something that’s whole, concrete, tangible. To create is to be committed, to be vulnerable, to access your mind and let your creativity and subconscious run free while your consciousness documents it.
That’s something I’m still figuring out how to do.
But a start is better than nothing.