My very first blog . . .
I’ve been playing with the idea of starting a blog for a couple of years now. I’m a freelance writer and novelist, so having a blog seems somewhat appropriate and a bit overdue. But I had no idea what to write about. My personal life isn’t particularly fascinating (at least not to me) and I have fifty million different interests—reading, writing, cooking, photography, fashion, interior design, yoga, religion, history, psychology, architecture, art, traveling and just plain learning. Then it dawned on me. Why not start a blog about what I spend most of my time doing online (when I’m not researching articles for work, that is)—online dreaming.
The internet takes daydreaming to a whole new level. It’s snowing and cold outside and I wish I was on a beach, so I visit Travelocity and plan a vacation to the Caribbean or Florida or California, even though it’s never going to happen. I really can’t afford a new pair of shoes and I don’t really need a new pair, but why not do a little online browsing? Online dreaming can be about something I really want, something I’m interested in, or just a different type of life I’d like to live—if only for a day. My online dreams sometimes evolve into reality—like the trip to the Virgin Islands three years ago, become goals like owning a pet, and other times it’s just an escape—like becoming an English teacher in Spain.
So this is a journal of my online dreams.