Happy Birthday to Me

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It’s my birthday! I’m a number of years old! And I’ve decided to start blogging every day, which is something I’ve been putting off for a few of those years. No time like the present, right?

For a few years now, I’ve been dabbling in self-improvement and journaling is always at the top of the list of things to do. This blog won’t be a journal (hopefully), because I don’t want to get super personal, but I do want to write about and share things that I am learning about topics and interests that are important to me.

The blogging-every-day idea comes from Isaac Morehouse, founder of Praxis and CEO of Crash, who was challenged by his friend TK Coleman to start a daily blogging practice. Isaac wrote a great post about what he learned in his practice, including things like self-knowledge, perspective, empathy, and creativity. (And he wrote it on my birthday three years ago, so that has to be some kind of sign, right?) All of those things are important to me, but I’m also interested in the discipline that daily blogging provides, including the idea of moving on to the next one. Isaac writes, “…when you don’t treat your writing as so precious it deserves a week of fawning after completion it frees you up to produce lots of other things and allows you to improve as a creator much faster.” This idea of impermanence speaks to me on a deep level. Change is inevitable, so it helps to not be so attached to things. That’s one of the biggest lessons I have learned from graphic design. No one cares how you feel about something you create, they only care about how they feel about it.

So, I’m excited to get started with this project. Tomorrow I will be heading to SETC which I am super excited about. I’ve never been so it is sure to be an experience. I plan on taking lots of notes while I’m there which I hope will generate lots of ideas for blog posts, which I will definitely need in the upcoming days.