Over the past few years I’ve been trying to develop the idea of a blog named Arty’s Getaway. I’ve even started it, I’ve paid for the domain and hosting, I’ve posted several posts so it’ll be like not empty. And that’s it. I couldn’t come up with nothing but the kind-of-poetry stuff I’m writing and some of the DIY’s I do from time to time. Every idea, even the faintest thought of something to consider writing about, was instantly dismissed as not good enough, or “it’s just not me” and so on.
And the year has passed, the blog has “expired” and I did nothing about it. And looking at all that from this time distance, I can only say, sometimes, timing really is everything and that just wasn’t mine to do something like that.
Then, after a lot of wandering around and getting myself into things that I haven’t got any interest in, I’ve started asking myself “all the right” questions, like “Well, okay, this isn’t working for me, but what is? What will? What do I want? When do I want it?”… And, then I’ve started answering those questions. One by one.
So, there. I want this and I want it now. So, I’ve started preparing big time for the whole going-for-it situation I got myself into (and I couldn’t be more thankful for that, really dude, thanks.). And a lot of the things/ideas I had the first time and that, at that time, were rejected (by her majesty – my-it’s-not-good-enough -self), now felt just so cool & right.
Like for example, this whole Random category. When I first started the blog, I wanted to write about my experiences, my thoughts on particular matters, my failures and what I’ve learned from them, the stuff I was going through at a certain moment or time… But, it all seemed like some rubbish. I mean, there was this kinda mean voice in my head going like “Who the hell wants to read that?” or “Wow, yeah, you have experience and opinion and it doesn’t suck, ha ha… oh you poor, naïve little sucker”. Seriously, meanest bitch on earth.
But, now, when everything is kinda falling into place, that idea doesn’t suck that bad. Actually, it doesn’t suck at all. I mean, I’ve read all tones of shit on the internet, and it was, mostly, some seriously good shit. Articles that helped me grow as a person, articles that made me re-think my behavior, analyze it, get real, make a change (if that’s what’s needed), awesome writes on everyday situations we all find ourselves & how they impact our life, cool & inspiring content…
And they were all written by people who are just as “ordinary” as we all are. As I am. I’ve related to those stories, I’ve felt them. I’ve learned a thing or two. And, I’ve realized that we all have our own cool voices, each one of us has to just find the right audience. And, among 7 billion & counting breathing stories, there must be at least a few who want to hear yours, mine… ours.
So, after I’ve embraced almost all of the ideas that came up to my mind, I’ve started working on them to make them sound interesting and inviting to read, but still keeping them as personal and authentic as can be.
This particular category is not an exception. This is something I came up with months ago, and my intentions here are to share all the great talks, meaningful thoughts & easy how-to-make-your-man-go-crazy at-home solutions my friends and I came up during our coffee dates. I’m obviously kidding about the easy at-home solutions, come on, how did you not guess that?
So, coffee talks is on. And the regular coffee talkers here will be Angela – my awesome sister and myself. However, there will be guest talkers (my best friends of course). Also, here, you actually can sit with us, it’ll be a pleasure, but bring your own coffee. Mkay? Noiceee.