There’s Always a Beginning

For me, the beginning of any project is usually the most difficult. What do I wish to accomplish? What path should I take to achieve the end result? How much effort do I want to put into the project? What kind of research will be involved? Will I need assistance along the way, and, if so, who should I ask for that assistance? Ultimately, what kind of estimate can I come up with for the final cost of the undertaking? Is this project more work than I am willing to put forth?

I took a little walk this morning and have come up with answers to all my questions. Walking helps me think sometimes. And, sometimes, it just adds to the questions I have. But, this morning I think I found some answers. This will be a project of love. My sole accomplishment is nothing more than pleasure on my part, and, hopefully, some sort of diversion from the mundane, everyday, existence we call life on your part. I hope to create an idea, or two, for you, maybe provide some information you did not know, probably stir up a few argumentative thoughts once in awhile, and even elicit a smile now and then. I’ll do whatever research I think necessary, ask for very little assistance, and hope not to spend too much money I don’t have. I’ll work at this only when I feel like working at it, and no more. If all this is not enough for you, then you should probably look elsewhere for whatever it is you are seeking.

So, what is this blog all about? Well, really nothing you can lay a hand on. I will attempt to place all entries under one of these eight categories: finances, travel, aging, philosophical, the arts, reading, lifestyle, social media. I’m sure I will write about things that I will have to stretch a bit to put under one of these headings, but I’m pretty sure I can squeeze everything in somewhere. I just don’t want a great number of categories that I will struggle with. Because, if I’m struggling, then you’re struggling. That defeats everything I am striving to accomplish here.

Really, now, what am I attempting to accomplish? I’m not sure I know. That is why I’ve titled this blog “Fractured Thoughts of a Wondering Fool.” These entries will be just some ideas I wonder about from time to time. There probably will not be any rhyme or reason to what I write about day to day. But, over time there will be some sort of flow within each of the eight cateories I have listed. At least, I hope there will be. Very few of us have a structured thought pattern where we go through each day wondering about the same thing, day in and day out. Our minds are cluttered with all sorts of ideas, and our thoughts are all over the place. I probably will not provide many answers for the questions you may have, and, more than likely, I will be adding to those questions cluttering your mind. All in all, though, I hope to allow you a few minutes out of your hectic day to see that you are not alone with your fractured thoughts. There are others out there just like you. Well, maybe I’m not, but you’ll never know unless you check back from time to time.

So, let me begin by giving you an insight into my lifestyle. I am semi-retired, living in a motorhome, traveling around this great country of ours. I say I’m semi-retired, because I usually stop for a few months in a spot, get a job, and attempt to experience life as the people who call the area home do. While there, I take in the experiences I come across and the beauty of nature around me. I find I enjoy out of the way places much more than I do the hustle and bustle of city life. So, in most instances, I can be found parked an hour or more away from a city of any size. I’ll even throw in a photo now and then. In that fashion, you might decide to visit the area sometime.

As I wrote earlier, I will put in only as much work as I feel like. I’m right at the end of that feeling. So, enjoy your day and we’ll talk again, soon.