It is 7:07 pm. For those of you in the know, you will know what that means (I’m just sayin …). For all others, never mind. This is my new blog. Will I want to keep a blog while I am in India or on the PCT? Will I have the opportunity to? Will I even have anything interesting to say?
I must ask myself the same question I ask whenever I update my Facebook status. Really, who cares? What makes me think that my life is of enough importance to someone not personally experiencing it that he or she would want to get online and read about it? Do I lead a less boring life than the average bear? Define boring. Define bear.
Would I be keeping this blog if I knew for a fact that no one would read it? Will I obsess about how many comments I get? Validate my experience with your approval so that I may know I lead a worthwhile life. Define life. Ah … now we’re getting somewhere. Life. That grandest of adventures.
I don’t know that I will have anything interesting to say here, but I will promise you this: that I will lead my life as if it were the only one I have, that I will chose the less-trodden path whenever it presents itself and feels safe, that I will follow adventures when they invite me in and take careful notes to share. I promise to be joyous and depressed and everything in between and to keep honest about what I truly felt. That’s as good as I can do.
I leave in three weeks for New Delhi for a yoga teacher training. I will be back in Bellingham, WA on March 19th. I will be off again to walk the Pacific Crest Trail. My start date is April 15th. 2012, here I come!!