If you couldn't tell by the title, this post is dedicated to telling you (and myself) why I decided to start this blog. If you're a friend, foe, or family, you know that blogging has been something I toy with seemingly every other year. At the start of this year, I created a blog "Vivaciously Intellectual". While I loved being the vivacious intellect, I often felt like I wasn't truthfully living up to my name. Sure I'm intelligent and at times unnecessarily vivacious, but something just didn't feel right. As a result, I scrapped the whole thing.
Now, a couple months later, I'm back and better (You know you love that saying.) Over the past few months, I've grown tremendously. I've experienced joy, kinda heartbreak, losses, wins----- YOU NAME IT. What I've taken away from it all is that I still have a lot more growing to do. Too often have I found myself turning away from positive mediums like blogging, to instead wallow in my misery. In my usual fashion, I'm sick and tired of that and truthfully bored.
A few goals of mine pertaining to this blog are:
1. Staying consistent. There's honestly no point of paying for a service if I'm not going to use it.
2. Being open to failure. In the past, I've been tempted to do-away with blogs or posts just because they weren't getting as much attention as I wanted them to. Too often do I fall into the practice of invalidating my own emotions and works because of wanting outside validation. I don't have the time or willpower for that anymore.
3. In respect to number two, the next goal is to stay persistent with myself. I can accomplish great things if I just keep going. Therefore, this blog will truly serve as my easel.
Moving forward, this blog's name was coined out of my obsession with starting anew. 2017 is around the corner and, frankly, I refuse to have a shitty time. In the cliche but necessary manner, 2017 will be the year for me. I intend to continue to grow and learn and grown and learn and grow and learn. You get it? I'm really deadset on making this the most selfish year of them all. If it doesn't benefit me or teach me anything (important) it's gotta go. Period.
With this being said, welcome to 365 Days of Ade! I hope you're ready for whatever I have in store.