the blo(g) life chose me.

Hey hey friends and strangers,

Welcome to my very first post on my very first blog platform.  I mean, I guess I always knew it was just a matter of time before I "took my talents to South Beach" (ha! apologies to the King James fans who caught the shade). What I really mean is that I've always had a love and skill for expressing myself through writing. I love words and how they can evoke emotion or imagery in such a diverse way. But - up until now, I've more or less kept that skill and that love of words to myself. In fact, over the years, I may have even patronized myself into thinking that I've been making decent use of my skill through the correspondences that I've been obligated to write for work every day. I mean... let's be honest: there's only so many times one can put one of these ":)" in a business email and feel like - "YES... I've put my personal stamp on that one!"

Listen here, friends - there is a VAST difference between writing business correspondence to stay employed and appease your clientele, and writing for... well... the sake of your own sanity and satisfaction. So this is my inaugural foray into the world of writing for creative release and social consumption. Thanks to the wonders of the interwebs, I'm now at a point where I can rant and express myself in a way that doesn't involve the purchase of numerous notebooks, ball-point pens and whiteout. I no longer feel the need and obligation to be confined to a desk or a room to be one with my thoughts and spew them on to a page. Don't get me wrong, I still have my notebooks and poetry books from childhood - and I do revisit them from time to time, for nostalgia's sake. However - the innate and creative part of my brain finally told me (in a Rafiki from The Lion King sort of voice): "IT IS TIME" to leap out of the box & explore this thing called "the blog life". 

This little website is my passion project and I'm already proud of myself for getting this far with it. For those of you who already know me and are now reading this - you know that I'm most comfortable living in my own head; so this is definitely a departure of sorts for me. 

In any case, I'm positively anxious to see how this all plays out. Stay tuned friends and readers... this should be (gulp O_O) interesting. Feel free to spread the word...

xo

Shaolin Says

Shaolin "J" Style

Ontario

Creative writer. Professional ranter. Canadian-born. Caribbean blood. Probably the worst introvert you'll ever meet.