I'm not really sure how this whole blog will work out. I really could care less if anyone even reads this. But in case, for some reason, you DO want to read my blog, here are my rules that I'm making up as I go:
1. I'm going to avoid writing about everyday garbage such as: what I ate for dinner, the grade I got on my history test, how I didn't do anything today, etc. If I wouldn't want to read it, I'm going to attempt to not write it.
2. My goal is to post from coffee shops around the world... I'll be spending some time in Europe next semester... Belfast for sure, Dublin hopefully, London probably, Paris maybe. (I hope somebody's jaw dropped in jealousy... because mine would. God is so good to me.) Wherever I am, coffee is mandatory. I already find the average Starbucks to be creatively stimulating, I can only hope that a British coffee shop will at least double that inspiration.
3. As for what I WILL be posting about, I'm not really sure... My brain is very scattered. I can get very philosophical... or very stupid. Sometimes my artistic juices start flowing and I may just write a song or paint a picture to share. (No lie. The other day I had this strange urge to be artistic... so in the middle of a story, I announced I was going to go paint. And I did.) I get most inspired by scripture and the glory and awesomeness of God. I'll most likely have quotes from Switchfoot. I may write about dance, country music, Russia, tattoos, my opinions, and a number of other things that I'll just throw into the blog-overused category of "thoughts."
The title asked "Why?" Why exactly am I writing a blog? I'm writing a blog for me. I think that writing can work like a mirror. It can show me things about myself that I didn't and couldn't notice on my own. As I think about what I want to write and then read what I write, maybe I'll find out more about this person God made me to be. So why don't I just write in a journal, then? Well, basically... because I think a blog is cooler, I'm forced to keep my writing above a stream-of-consciousness level, and I get to design it all sexy. Hey, why not? =)