The idea of starting a blog had always seemed appealing to me, a sort of way to express my thoughts and opinions on the internet, and maybe somewhere out there someone would enjoy it. The idea was never the problem, it was actually doing it. Though I can be a very confident person at times, there’s always that voice in the back of my mind telling me that I will fail. Usually it’s my own voice; we are our own worst enemy after all. I had written a few pieces on Facebook, just out of boredom or to express myself, and never considered doing any more than that. On one piece in particular, I believe it was my first Twilight rant, a former highschool classmate had praised it, and said that she thought I should start a blog. At least half a year went by before the thought came back into my mind.
One evening, after doing a pile of homework and staring at my novel that at the time was lacking inspiration for me, I decided that I needed to get out of my writing funk that I periodically go through. Though being a writer will never be my “job” or be something I will pursue more than just entertainment, it has always been an important part of who I am. And with that, I decided to start a blog – as an attempt to keep my creative writing juices flowing (kind of a nasty mental image, isn’t it?).
I spent a good solid two-three hours jotting down blog ideas. As I’ve stated in my “About Me” section, originally I was going to title my blog “I’m Right, You’re Wrong so Deal With It”, I even considered ripping off the Princess Diaries movie and using “Shut Up and Listen” – but thought that might piss some people off. And though I can be a bit trying at times (like any human being), I generally try not to piss people off. I was talking to my best friend Ryan on the phone (a normal occurrence while I was alone in London), trying to brainstorm ideas. The idea of using “coffee” kept swimming through my mind, most likely because I was exhausted and desperately needed sleep (but really just wanted a coffee).
After some flip-flopping between ideas, I settled on “Over a Cup of Coffee”, and as I’ve become more aware of who I am and what I’ve been writing in this blog, I believe it’s very suiting.
For anyone who doesn’t know me, I always want coffee. I love it. I’ve dreamt of having a coffee themed wedding (one day, I assure you). I can drink it any time of day; it is my ultimate comfort “food”. My friends and I always go out for coffee; when I’m alone I’m usually reading, thinking, or most importantly, writing when I’m drinking a coffee. And thus, my blog was formed: I’m discussing my opinions, sharing my poetry, and at times being random and silly over a cup of coffee. It’s what I do during my every day life, so why not over the internet as well?
I welcome any comments, constructive criticisms, suggestions, and thoughts on any of my blog posts. For anyone who happens to find my blog – I seriously hope you enjoy it, and thank you so much for stopping by!
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