This journey of detailing my ups and downs along the way started in November, 2008. A good friend of mine suggested that I track my Aussie journey that way I will always have a way to keep the memories with me. It became my greatest ally through the trials and tribulations that come with being so far away from everything that is seemingly normal.
As I scroll through the pages and read some of the ridiculousness that has occurred along the way, it almost seems as if I am a passive observer to my life. I think we all feel that way sometimes. Life just seems to carry us by the coattails and we want to grab hold and take control but somehow, we aimlessly ride the wave waiting for something to happen. I've reached that point again. I am ready for something to happen which is why I have been writing.
I am not claiming to be a good writer. I make spelling errors, I have poor grammar and I have been known to go off on a tangent without punctuation but that's besides the point. I have a passion for the written word. I want to share my experiences, my stories, my perspectives and absolutely nothing may ever come from it but I am damn sure going to try.
The way that I have been writing is from a comical point of view. Every event can generally be told from a place of hurt or from a place of humor and I've decided to take the funny route. I debated back and forth how I would approach it and I simply decided that humor was the better place to start for me. I could write seriously all day and it'd just perpetuate the boringness of it all, so why not have a laugh or, at least, an awkward chuckle.
I realize that the irony of this post is that there is nothing humorous about it beside the fact that I am trying to write a book. Oh well - maybe the joke will be on me after all!
In the mean time, please "like" me on facebook or follow me on twitter and let's get this ball rolling.