It’s been around three years since I last blogged here.
If you look through the previous few posts, you’ll see I was struggling with what to say. Do I want to be a social media guru? Startup PR blowhard? Herpes remedy expert?
When you don’t know what to say, you either say too much, or like me, you just go quiet.
(If you’re curious where most of my words have been, I blog on my professional interests here.)
Those of you who have followed my various blogs for years know that I did the pessimism schtick very well. I’ve been anti-liberal, anti-conservative, anti-religion, anti-anti-religion, and so on.
About the only thing I wasn’t anti- was Bollywood dance videos.
That never gets old!
Living angry and hoping to make others angry is a garbage way to live. It weighed on me and made me a lesser person. In a lot of ways it isolated me. People can only take so much.
I’ve worked very intently in the past few years to change. And I’ve changed a lot.
I’ve got the negativity thing under control. I’ve lost a bunch of weight. I picked up triathlons and meditation. And classical music, along with lite stoicism.
And now I see an opportunity to share what I’ve learned. So, this blog is essentially becoming a personal development blog for a while.
There’s still a lot I’m actively working on, and lots of weaknesses I’m only now identifying. So I also plan to share out what these are and how I’m trying to tackle them. It might get weird.
A preamble: I’m not trying to be a motivational speaker or life coach. I don’t have everything figured out and I’m not a good liar. I’m just sharing what has helped me.
It may or may not work for you.
I’ve put enough out there that helped no one, so I hope to offer some balance to offset previous ignorance.
This may only be useful to one person. But hopefully you’ll get something out of it, too.
Either way, I think it’ll be fun.