I have decided that I need to take more risks and step outside of my comfort zone. I have decided to do what terrifies me. I have decided to be bold in my relationships and say what I think instead of holding my thoughts captive inside my cluttered mind. I have decided to make a conscious effort to try things that I have never tried before, from food to activities to people. I have decided that it is time for me to begin making changes in my life that are steps towards becoming the person whom I want to be. I have decided to be adventurous.
What does this mean for me? To be honest, I do not completely know. I believe that this is going to be a journey with opportunities that I will not want to miss as I discover who I am. In order to do this, I need to be honest, not only with others, but also with myself by finding and pursuing my passions. For example, I have always loved writing. Many times in elementary school, I found myself starting up a class newspaper, asking how to write a novel, or even writing my own speech for the class speech meet. As time progressed, so did my love of writing through creative writing classes and workshops. Somewhere along the line, I decided to write for myself instead of others. I always kept a journal; it became my safe place, my home. Poetry became my new form of expression as I explored different writing styles. Since I have vowed to be honest with myself, it is important for me to acknowledge that I may not be a New York Times Bestselling Author, or even close to that level of writing, but I love the act of putting my thoughts into words. My brain tends to be scattered with too many wheels turning at one time, so it helps me to write out my thoughts out on paper in order to sort through ideas. I have never had my work on display for the public, so this is a first for me. It scares me. It is out of my comfort zone. But I love writing, so I am going to take this risk and begin this adventure. In my mind, this blog is my first step on this path I desire to travel and will be my guide along the way. So, here it is. Welcome to my mind, ideas, and adventures. Welcome to the outcast’s outlook.