I love lists!

I think it is all related to my diagnosed OCD.  Ever since I can remember I loved to make lists, read lists; pretty much anything with lists.  Lists put everything and anything into nice little organized rows.  Literally anything can be made into or put into a list.  They can be long lists or short lists, based on subjective opinions or objective data, important or trivial, or even completely random.

My whole life I have also loved to push myself to see how many things I can accomplish.  I’ve picked up so many hobbies over the years and have even turned several of them into jobs.  One thing I’ve enjoyed doing in the past, but have gotten away from in past years is writing.  I can remember being a young 4th grader taking every opportunity to write a poem for my grandmother (I really need to find some of those…… to laugh at of course!).

I’ve deemed 2017 the year that I will really get into this whole blogging thing (yes, really late to the party, I know!). I’ve made it a personal goal of mine to write a blog each and every week of 2017. And why not combine my love of lists with my re-energized desire to write.


Here are 3 reasons why I want to begin to blog this year:


Improving What I’ve Lost

There is no better way to develop a skill than jumping right into something full swing.  And I’m very much that kind of person.  I convinced my parents to go out and get me a guitar before I had every even touched one before (I would later go on to front the great skaa band (HA!), The Tukes).  Before even competing in my first ever triathlon, I convinced my wife that I needed to get a slick road bike (I would later go on to compete in 3 World Championships).

What better way to jump right in to the writing world than to put my work out there for the world to display and critique my latest work.


Outlet for My List-Obsessed OCD

Being an introvert is highly connected to most individuals suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.  Unfortunately, being an introvert is something that I really struggle with, and want to overcome as best I can.  It’s my hope that by sharing a bit about myself through blogging that I can overcome even in the slightest way, my introverted personality.

And while I’m at it, I might as well give into some of my OCD tendencies and blog about lists.


Everyone’s Doing It

I know! I know!  It sounds horrible and as if I’m giving in to peer-pressure.  But in today’s society, it almost seems like everyone is telling their stories through blogging, vlogging and social media.  And to be honest, it’s as simple as that.  I guess there is a small part of me that wants to be doing what everyone else is doing.