Hello and welcome to my blog (if people even read these things anymore).
During this pandemic, I have found that I have wanted to be creative in some way, shape, or form, but have never been the type to follow through with it. Why? There is no right or wrong way to be creative. In fact, that's what makes the creative process so thrilling. Being creative means you're supposed to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy (to quote the icon Ms. Frizzle).
So why do I have such a block when it comes to writing something that, ultimately, doesn't mean anything for anyone except for myself?
It's through this pandemic that I have found that what I want to create is not just for myself. Rather, I want to share it with those that might have the same thoughts and ideas that I have but are too afraid to say or do something about it. So, this is for you as well as for me.
This blog is going to be my way of expressing myself though the only way I know how: through words on a page. Will it be perfect? Absolutely not. Will it be something that I look back on five or ten years from now and wonder "why the fuck did I write THAT?!?" Most likely. But you know what? That's all part of the creative process. It's not supposed to be perfect. It's not supposed to make any sense or be a linear narrative in any way. That's where it's just as much for you as it is for me.
So you've read this far of my "welcome" and I have even introduced myself. My name is Griff, a fast approaching thirty
year old millennial that still has yet to make their mark on the world. But what is the mark on the world that I want to leave behind? That's a question to answer at another time (if I remember I even asked the question in the first place). A quick thing about myself: Every day, I try my best to learn something new or do something that is outside of my comfort zone. To
day, it's starting this blog.
And it's through this blog that I think I'll find the thing that keeps me creative. I'll find that there is a lot to myself that I didn't even know until I type it down. In short: I'm going to be figuring out this blog right along with you. Actually, already I find it funny that I am using a collective "you" when it's only myself here and not a single soul has read this yet. That's beside the point.
However, I fill that if you've read this far (and feel compelled to keep going) you'll find that life is like a cabaret. Allow me to be your MC
Title: Willkommen (Film Version)
Artist: Joel Grey, as The Master of Ceremonies from Cabaret
Year Released: 1972