Thursday, November 16, 2006


For some time now, I've been thinking to start my own blog. One where I would write about things which matter to me -- in a way which hopefully will or would be of interest to myself later down the road, and others should they ever come across these musings at some point in time.

The reasons for doing so are myriad. From a practical 'self-improvement' point of view, I figured that I could do with some writing practice. Thinking some more, I reckoned that some thinking practice surely can't hurt either!

More seriously, I do have these nagging worries that my mind is not as sharp as it once was and, also, should be. And when they are coupled with a -- fairly low-level, I grant, but often insistently there, nonetheless -- fear that I'm losing my memory (or, at the very least, certain memories which I would like to keep) along with the possible onset of what might turn into a full-blown existential crisis . . . well, let's just say that perhaps the time for action -- and such easily achievable plus modest action, at that -- is long overdue!

Looking ahead and more positively: To blog is to do (something), and involvement in that very activity feels empowering. Blogging also will hopefully get me to externalize lots of thoughts that I would be better off letting out, go (free) and sharing rather than restrict to frustratedly bouncing off and back internal walls and barriers. Then there's the hope too that when my thoughts fly, so too will my soul and spirit . . .


Nocturne said...

I like it very much.

YTSL said...

Nocturne, thanks for the compliment -- and visiting! More than by the way, could you tell me how you came by my blog?

Anonymous said...

It's interesting you mention worries about your memory here, but memory is a weird thing.

Less than a week ago I managed to remember the phone number my family had been using back in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It came to me rather naturally, but I don't think I would have been able to remember it if you'd asked me two weeks ago.

YTSL said...

Hi RC --

Memory is indeed a weird thing. I do find though that blogging definitely helps me remember more about that which I would like to. :)