Today it’s beautiful. As I wait to pick up my eldest from dance, I’ve claimed a couple of hours for myself to do as I will. I’ve spent that time sitting on a patio enjoying 78-degrees of bliss with a soft breeze, blue skies, and an awesome soundtrack pouring through the speakers in the background.
I’ve also been a bit self-indulgent and spent most of that time going through the old posts here at Stone and Sea in an effort to reconnect with my writing. Sorry if that sounds goofy or pretentious, but it’s what I’ve been doing, and it’s been so much fun.
It has, however, given me a bit of a reality check.
My first recent post, which was a kind of re-entry thing after more than seven years of being away, was both exhilarating and a little tough to write. On one hand, I was stretching muscles that I haven’t used in a while. On the other, though, I was pretty excited about my approach to the subject matter that I’d be writing about moving forward.
More the fool, me.
“While I’ve spent the last couple of days sifting through possibilities for the focus of this blog, I’m no closer to establishing a firm, central theme.
So be it.
If the purpose is to grow as a writer, to learn new things, to possibly teach a thing or two to others, a central theme might not be as important as it initially seemed. In fact, with time and work the “central theme” might evolve naturally.”
So, here I sit – you know, the genius – and realize that my first, “Hey World, Check Me Out!” post for the re-launch of this blog was, essentially, a re-hashed, less-polished version of a thought that was crystal clear to me ten years ago.
It’ll get better, I promise.