Starting a blog is always weird. That first post. Starting with a blank page. It sets a tone. It grabs attention. Or it flops like a fish out of water. But no matter how it goes, you keep writing. And that’s exactly how it should be.
I start this blog for many reasons, but most important of them all, is the release that putting words to a page can have on a person. I often choose to release myself through music and exercise, but words are powerful – they make you laugh, they make you cry, they make you speechless, uncomfortable, happy, excited. I could go on but I won’t.
I’m a 20-something, single female living in Los Angeles facing life one day at a time. I’ve experienced things in LA that I never did growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, going to college in Boston or in the couple of years after college I spent outside of New York City. But each time I have moved, I’ve run into new challenges, new opportunities, and new friends.
I found 2010 to be a hurdle that I needed to learn to get over. And I decided that I was going to take the steps that I needed to to fix my life for 2011. I was working 2 jobs, approximately 70 hours each week. I quit one of them. Some may say I quit the wrong one but if you ask me I left the right one. I work in music and I chose to leave the job that had me in the industry, had me making connections and learning things. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great company, with great clients and bosses, and I would send potential employees or clients their way any day. I’m not sure they realize that. I’m sure they’re still scratching their heads trying to figure out why I left. But that’s okay. Someday, I hope they understand this was about me, not them.
With that I took my part time job working at Apple and I’m turning it into a full time opportunity. It’s a great company, with great products and amazing people. It’s allowing me the time that I need to focus on my main goals in life, on my career, and maybe the most important – on ME!
I started 2011 feeling refreshed, happy, excited and ready to take on a new year. It was like a new me. And with that, I’m brought back to my start. The start of this blog. The page is no longer blank, but rather filled with words. So will I flop like a fish or soar to new heights? We’ll just have to wait and see. The world is my notebook.
And with that, I leave you with this Swedish proverb I found right after the new year. I’m not one for resolutions but I do believe this is my new mantra:
“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”