Hello! Welcome to my first blog post on SarcasTickled – a fairly silly name for what may well end up being a fairly silly blog.
As some of you may already know, I currently write blog posts for my theatre company Empty Photo, which I really enjoy, but I thought it was time for me to have a blogging platform just for me. There are a few reasons for this:
1) I love theatre, but it’s not the only thing I want to write about. It doesn’t seem right to carry on shoe-horning pocket philosophy, politics and other subjects into a blog about drama when I could just start my own blog and write anything.
2) My lovely house mate Aislinn has a wonderful blog which I know she really enjoys writing, and I think that it would be good for me to discipline myself to blog regularly, like she does.
3) I lost my job today, and even though I’m a bit upset, it’s really a very good thing that I hope will inspire me.
That last reason sounds a bit weird, but actually it’s true. Since I graduated, I have tried to keep doing what I really love – writing – as a hobby alongside earning enough money to live. So far so simple.
But earning money is all very well and good until you realise that the job you’re doing is making you unhappy, and although I really enjoyed my job, the office wasn’t for me. The few people that I’ve spoken to since it happened (all of three hours ago) have all told me to pursue what I actually want to be doing. What I actually want to be doing is writing.
So that’s what I’m going to do. I may end up in another day job or I might not, but I’m going to make a real effort to write more, starting with this blog. Hopefully I will be able to write a whole mixture of stuff: reviews, anecdotes, top ten lists and so on.
This first post is not as erudite or intriguing as (I hope) the next ones will be, but it’s a start. One down, lots to go.