I tried to follow the directions for this one. I really did. The About page should be interesting and different. I shouldn’t just write about myself but tell others what my blog can do for them etc. But nope, I couldn’t do it. This is not one of those blogs. I am sorry to be so selfish and horrible, but the truth is that I am not writing this blog for you. I hope to do that in the future, but right now the only thing I’m hoping for is for this formless creature to start shaping up.
Okay, now that I’m done apologizing, on to the task. I did two different approaches for this. One’s on my actual about page (which is pretty much what I had before) and here’s the other one. It tells my life story in condensed form. I haven’t decided which way to go yet. (Ooh, by the way, I did a widget too as you might notice!)
The story of Hundred and Counting starts with failure.
At school I was a loner without a cause. I went on to become a University drop-out, then a party-loving shop clerk and finally a coffee girl whose biggest achievement in life was moving to London. Like so many people, I was stuck in the daily grind and hated it.
After my condescending boss-o-meter had gone on overdrive I realized that wiping floors and serving top quality coffee-based drinks was not my true life’s calling. I returned to Finland. I wanted to do something sensible, so I studied for a Master’s degree in Psychology. But that didn’t feel right either.
Then, along came success. I managed to produce two beautiful sons with one lovely man. For five years now, we’ve been making each other happy.
After all the years of failure, I have finally realized what I should have been doing all along. Writing. I no longer care about how good I am, I only care about doing it. Regularly.
Hundred and Counting is my playground. My aims are to improve my writing and learn how to blog. The only rule I have is to write every day, for at least one hundred days in a row.
To describe what this blog is really all about, I’ll quote Howard Thurman:
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”