I was in class and my teacher said, “you will all write your own blogs.” My first thought was, “Yes! My sole purpose for taking this class.” This first thought was followed by five others: (1) Filosofy for the Phun of it (a blog to make people think about the things I think about), (2) Kickblogging (a blog on kickboxing.), (3) Beautiful people (a photo blog that celebrates differences.), (4) A style blog (because I like and own clothes), and (5) like a termite in the back of my mind sucking up all other brilliant ideas was the thought:
“organizing, and wouldn’t it be cool if it was alphabetical!”
So, here I am.
My organization has always been a part of my life. I believe in mental and literal organization. For instance, I cannot do homework if my room is dirty. I cannot clean my room if my things do not have a designated place to go. I cannot fold clothes and place them randomly in a drawer. My brain sees better in parallel, intentional shades of grey.
This is me. I prefer the British spelling of most words: theatre, grey, colour, etc. I am an avid coffee drinker.
Java, java, java, java.
My favorite color is yellow because I love the effect the sun has on the sky. I have many interests, one of which seems to be hearing the sound of my own voice. I have a lot to say and face the internal struggle of having the confidence to say it.
Ever think of something, which, you feel is profound, but don’t want to be the jerk who is still commenting or asking questions when the rest of the class wants to move on? I understand that feeling and in those moments, I insist.
I fear the seemingly neverending spiral of being pressured into silence.
So whether I am encouraging you to organize your closet or get healthy because it will benefit you in every way, this blog and anything else I write comes from a place of refusal to give in to that fear. Men and women have changed whole ideologies because of their willingness to speak.
You ever wonder what would have happened if Dr. Seuss decided Horton didn’t hear a Who?
If I don’t stop now I will spiral into the abyss of unexpressed thoughts. What you need to know is:
I strive for excellence and try to motivate everyone to achieve their own version of that word AND I am writing this blog because I genuinely believe in the power of an uncluttered mind.
To quote the late, and often considered great, Michael Jackson:
“If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change.”