It's been 25 minutes. I checked the stop watch I set to countdown from an hour. Already 25 minutes have passed and I'm looking at a page with even fewer words that I have left on the clock.
I'm out of practice. It's been nearly one year since I've written anything for myself that wasn't on a cocktail napkin, receipt, or...in a google chat window.
But still. This is a start. I'll count it.
So what is N O T * O T H E R W I S E?
In short, N*O is a series of comical "How To's" on life, love, sex, culture, non-culture, art, design, career, and unapologetic personal style.*
I've been a blogger since 2010 but I've been writing my entire life. When I started my first blog, One Girl No Diet, I was glib on the prospects of writing professionally (as one should be), so it started as an outlet after a short-lived stint in medical school and while working as an editor and content producer in New York City.
I had a great time writing that blog. By the time I closed OGND down, I had:
- resigned from my corporate job,
- given away or sold most of my belongings
- driven across the country to California
But I felt topically limited.I had also used my blog to help launch a consulting career in media and business development. I spent 2012 "focusing" on that. But something was missing.
The time since April 2011 has been a crash-course in love, courage and belief in myself...not without some tough love, danger, and loss along the way. I want to share that -- not just the story, but the feeling of taking control of your life and your destiny, one ridiculous and/or fucked-up story at a time.
I need to have these adventures. I need to write about them. Let's go.
* I apologize in advance, but there will also be pictures of Ruby, my 6-lb siamese kitten.