Do your work, and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Take a moment, step back from your concerns, and focus on one thing: You have one life to achieve everything you’ve ever wanted. Sounds simple, but when you really focus on it, let it seep into your consciousness, you realize you only have about 100 years to get every single thing you’ve ever wanted to do. No second chances. This is your only shot. Suddenly, this means you should have started yesterday. No more waiting for permission or resources to start. Today is the day you make the rest of your life happen. Write down one thing you’ve always wanted to do and how you will achieve that goal. Don’t be afraid to be very specific in how you’ll achieve it: once you start achieving, your goals will get bigger and your capability to meet them will grow.
One thing I have always wanted to do but did not really know it was, write. I loved English class in high school and in college I would get lost in a drafting and redrafting zone where my thoughts were too fast for my typing capabilities. It was a euphoric haze of sorts that only word knitting could produce. And that was for the classes in which I was only somewhat interested.
When I started this blog I had no idea I would enjoy writing as much as I have. I thought law school had brought to a screeching halt all creative thought processes. It turns out, I can still write about things that have nothing to do with the law.
So, I plan to continue on with the blog and to improve my writing style and grammar/punctuation. To that end, I will read Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss. It has been sitting on my book shelf for many months. Time to dust it off and make use of it.
I also want to learn more about blogging in general. There are a fair amount of things I am familiar with now that I did not understand or know about two months ago. However, I have so many more questions.
For instance, what is an RSS feed? Why on some sites, when I click that option, do I get a bunch of code and other sites direct me to my Google Reader? Do I need to put this on my blog? What are the rules/laws concerning picture use? I have been to Creative Commons but do not understand how to use it.
These are just a few mysteries I would like to clear up so I will continue to do what I have been doing – reading on the internet. There is a vast amount of information out there and most of the time I can find answers to my questions. If you have any suggested reading, please feel free to comment below.