Well, this is it. The first one. I guess this is how Moses felt when he sat down at his perfectly lit writing desk and hacked away at Genesis, or how Shakespeare felt when he scribbled unabashedly at paper composing the words to “The Taming of the Shrew”. Now, don’t get me wrong I’m no Moses or Shakespeare (not yet at least) so don’t call your local ecclesiastical leader to tell him I am professing to be the newest prophet on earth, or your English professor to double check which play was in fact Shakespeare’s first. I am just here as this is my canvas and my palate to create on. This blog will serve many purposes, many which I am not aware of yet, but as time and the creativity flows I hope that in some small way it will serve as an outlet for me to express who I am. There will be times when nothing makes sense, there could be moments of brilliance, but most likely each post will fall somewhere in the un-edited version of Brady Tolbert.
It’s often said, and quite well established that people seem to open up their lives onto the pages of their journal like they don’t anywhere else. Their hand dabbles onto the page and imprints into the unknown, their deepest darkest secrets, their highest goals and aspirations, their fears, their opinions, their beliefs, their standards and on top of all of that, the comings and goings of their mundane and nondescript lives.
I have always felt that there is something about writing that allows us to wholly open up to ourselves, which we don’t often do. For me, writing is a part of who I am. It allows me to speak freely and unabashedly about things that I would not often open up about. I don’t know what it is about the blank and unaltered pages of a book that gives us as people, the confidence to write not only what we feel, but how and why we feel it too. With over 25 Billion blog pages viewed every month (yes that is a real statistic) I realize that I am one among many but that’s what Joan of Arc said before she was burned at the stake right?? Here’s to a more peaceful farewell than that of Joan of Arc.