I checked out my blog archive and found out that I started blogging in 2006.
Some of you may not even be alive at that time. I signed up for this website called Blogger, which was one of the first sites that you can make a blog page without any programming or coding.
It was easy.
Click. Click. Type. Type. Publish.
Tada! A blog post for all to see.
Reading your previous blog post make you recall some tidbits of past events. You read about the things you did. Maybe even say, “Why did I write that? It’s so shallow.” Thank God, things have changed for the better.
This blast from the past is also a mixed bag of emotions.
Laughter. Sadness. Heartbreak. Confusion. Expectation. Victory.
All these and more are squeezed between the words and punctuations. You want to read some of them. Some you just want to skip cause it is too painful to read. But this is history. My history.
Somehow, I feel a sense of regret. I was not consistent in my writing.
My last entry in this blog was August of 2012. That’s 6 years ago. If I had only been consistent with my entries, I would have compiled many historical and life-changing events, emotions, and thoughts.
Frankly, at my ripe age of 42, there are things I don’t remember much. And some that I wish I could forget.
But there is no use crying over spilled milk.
The question to ask is: What do I do now?
The Answer: Start writing.
Let my regret fuel me to write. Let the loss push me to document my life. Let time be a reminder that there are more things to write about.
And I should start writing today.
Maybe you are reading this post and think of many excuses not to do what you have planned on doing.
I’m too old. I’m too young. It’s too late. It’s too early. I’m not ready. I was ready, but now I’m lazy.
Blah. Blah. Blah.
Enough excuses. More executions.
This is what I tell myself today.
Rodney, chronicle your life starting today. Write a blog post. Shoot a video. Record your voice and speak. You have the tools (It’s called a smartphone). Use it!
Believe me, life can pass you by so quickly that you won’t notice it.
And then, it hit me: an idea.
In the next few blog posts, I will be doing a personal challenge. It will motivate me to get off my weary self into a more productive me.
You can join me on this journey if you wish or just read my latest ventures. Your choice.
But the goal is to restart something I loved doing and that I should be doing it today.
Who knows? It can start with writing and can move on to other things. Because it is not about what I will do but what drives me to do it.
Will you join me in this quest?
Time for a reboot.