Monday, August 15, 2011
Connecting the Dots
Reflecting on some of the key events that led to the existence of this online diary. Connecting all the dots. Winning that trip to Mazatlan which required my daily posts on a promotional blog during the first week of January this year. Describing the smorgasbord of experiences encountered there. Blogging. Something I had never done before. An amazing opportunity. Then, a month later. The first week of February. With prompting from my paternal grandmother's spirit, I committed to posting five days a week on my own blog. Assuming at the time that the each entry might take thirty minutes or so. Soon realizing that it took a couple of hours a day. Before long, the first week of March had arrived. During which an accident occurred that would take their lives. And change mine forever. More than six months have passed since that first entry entitled "It's Just a Life". Now, writing closer to three hours a day. Spending many more playing with the possible concepts and themes. Gaining clarity and awareness in the middle of the night. Rising every morning, inspired to write. Engrossed in the process. Recognizing how much it nourishes me. Curious to see where it leads. This, the monumental gain from that tragic loss.