I'm not the first person to start a blog. I'm not the best writer to start one. I'm not the smartest or most interesting person on the internet to have one. So why create a space for my work?
The simplest answer is that I needed an alternative to the literal thought porch. The place where I began to explore creativity and my mind. The place where my journey to cultivate that creativity spawned from. A place that would have never been special if not for what happened there in my youth. I found my passion for writing.
Since leaving the thought porch, my writing has been the only place for my ideas to develop. As I continue to do so, it's become obvious that my writing is my own personal Thought Porch. That through my continued dedication, I have constructed a forum through which free thinking is encouraged. Where any idea I have will be accepted, expanded upon, or discarded. But they are all equally encouraged to occur.
The Thought Porch is where I learned that it's ok to create. It's ok to feel something and express that sentiment in whatever way feels best. It's where I learned that it's ok to get caught up in a daydream. That when my mind wanders, it stumbles upon the most beautiful things.
It's also where I learned to write down anything I don't want to forget.
The Thought Porch was an important place for me. I'm hoping that by conjuring its memory, I can imbue this website with the same air of hopeful wandering that led me to find my passion as a writer.