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  • Writer's pictureErin McMahon

Here goes nothing.

It's a new year, so it's time for some resolutions. I, like most people, am terrible at keeping resolutions, but I'm going to try really hard this year. I've resolved to try to be a better writer. I'm a terrible writer. I always have been, and my English grades through the years prove it. I write the way I speak, so it's a lot of ramblings and run-on sentences. I'm also a terrible speller, which I blame on autocorrect. I read that a good way to become a better writer is to (not surprisingly) write a little bit every day. I can already tell you every day is 100% not going to happen. My life is not that interesting. Since I don't want to set myself up for failure from the start, I'm going to aim for at least one blog post a week. We'll see how that goes.

I've been thinking about writing a blog for years, but never pulled the trigger. I've always reasoned that I was too busy or had too much work, or had nothing to write about. In reality, I'm a private person, especially when it comes to my online persona. I also have a very healthy fear of failure. Thoughts of "What if no one reads this? What if someone criticizes what I have to say? What if they hate the way I write?" are always running through my mind. The idea of putting myself out there, even in a blog that will likely only be read by my mom, is terrifying. Yet, here I am, terrible spelling, rambling sentences, and all.

I honestly haven't decided what this blog is going to be about. Maybe it will just be a brain dump. Who knows? I'm hoping as I continue writing, a common theme will present itself. We shall see!

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