TL;DR version: I like exploring different ideas and playing around with thought experiments, and this blog is an outlet for that.
Slightly longer version:
I started blogging back in May 2013 with no real intentions, other than to write and connect with people in a similar space (personal finance).
Fast-forward many years later and here I am, self-employed, with the bulk of my work being video editing.
I never thought I’d end up in such a spot, but I’m very grateful that I have.
Along the way, I’ve figured out that life isn’t linear, nor should it be. Our interests change and evolve as we change and evolve, and that’s exactly what happened to me (unexpectedly, at the time).
I stopped writing a few years ago because I simply got burnt out. I was a freelance writer before I was a video editor, and the constant conforming to guidelines, and not being able to write about what actually interested me, led to me hitting a creative wall.
Eventually I decided that I didn’t want anything to do with conventional wisdom and threw out everything I knew about running a successful blog to start over here.
This time, I’m writing for myself. I’m not going to let other people dictate the content. I’m going to explore the ideas I want to explore, and most of them aren’t going to relate to personal finance.
The truth is, writing is an art, and it’s an art that I’ve studied and practiced ever since I was capable of it. But I wasn’t honoring it when I was concerning myself with what the masses recommended.
So here’s to new beginnings and breaking silly self-imposed rules.
P.S. – One thing I realized during my writing/blogging hiatus was that words sometimes weren’t enough for me to express myself. As a result, I started turning toward photography, and one of my goals is to learn about music production and finish a song by the end of the year. Music has been resonating with me more than words lately, and I feel like experimenting.