“I resolve to write at least 100 original words every day during the year 2013.”
My name is Owen, and this is why I am here. And if you’re reading this, this is also why you’re here. You probably already know who I am (since I doubt I’ll get any viewers who I don’t directly link this to), but if you don’t it doesn’t matter. This blog is not about that, nor is it actually about blogging.
I’ll force myself to be brief: I love writing. I love it more than most hobbies I pursue. And while I am never short on inspiration, I am frequently short on motivation, and constantly at war with procrastination. When I stop writing, I tend to forget just why I love it so much, and so it becomes hard for me to start again. I know that I want to keep writing, and part of me knows that I need to keep writing. Every day I’m going to write something new. Maybe a little, maybe a lot, maybe not always about the same thing, and maybe not in chronological order, but I’m going to keep my momentum going strong for as long as I can. In that regard this site is as much for me as it is for you, but I hope you enjoy whatever you may find on it anyways.
As of late September, my resolution has been broken, but for a good reason. I’m not someone who just does things for the sake of doing them, and during September I found myself being forced to “do” writing just to keep the resolution going. I wanted to stop myself before writing became a chore and became something I disliked. I feel that good things came out of this resolution, and I’m glad I made it, but writing needs to remain a pasttime for me, not a requirement, and in the midst of college I can’t find the focus to write daily.
In the real world I am 26 years old, have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and am currently obtaining a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. I live in Smalltown, Michigan, U.S.A., and no that is not the actual name of my town.