With no concrete theme (an intentional decision), Never Stationary is the culmination of my writing efforts. At 18 years old, my life is looking a lot like me when I have a lot of papers spread out on a tiny table in a coffee shop. Cluttered, with lots of coffee stains and I can’t find my pen!
To help me decipher what’s going on in the world around me, and to help me formulate an opinion on such things, I’m deconstructing any barriers that have been erected around my writing. I’m taking whatever’s on my mind, and taking a stance. I’m trying to reach others.
“Try everything” seems to have become my life’s motto. It means experimenting in college, meeting new people, trying new foods, and stirring up the metaphorical cement (that is my life) whenever it starts to set.
On this blog, it means cultivating all of my writing skills, which means that I will be posting shitty music reviews, half-decent book reviews, amateur movie reviews, and most importantly, bush-league food reviews. All of this, in the name of writing as much as I can whenever I can, in hopes of hammering out a rhythm and getting into a groove and mastering the basics.
This blog is made of me taking perplexing issues, mapping them out in my private writing, rustling the paper, seeing what rises to the top, and posting it online for the world to read.
Look back to 2012! See how far I’ve come since then.
This blog is for taking advantage of firefly thoughts and brainblasts during late nights, but it’s also for not just accepting writer’s block, not without a fight, which means that I’m armed with a notebook on my nightstand and a small Moleskin and 12 pens in my bag whenever I go out.
This blog…it starts and ends with the idea that writing is beneficial for the soul, if nothing else. At least, this type of writing is.
I can picture myself growing tired of journalism, and while there was a time when I feared that I would run out of content for this blog, I realized that it was the equivalent of fearing that the grocery store would run out of peanut butter, which it does, on rare occasions, but not nearly enough to warrant a rational fear.
I take away something from every single day, and my mind always seems to have something to say.
– inspired by #40 on Roy Peter Clark’s Fifty Writing Tools: Quick List –