Oh sure, a new job is one thing. A fresh pair of sheets is another. But footwear? No bueno. You buy a pair of shoes, content with the way they fit and look in the shop, utterly convinced that, despite the pinch of your toes and the slight clench of your heel, that they'll be just fine and dandy.
But breaking in new things takes time, it takes attentiveness, it takes actually putting in the leg work and preparing oneself for the discomfort and awkwardness that may show up along the way. Like shoes, blogs -- and all of our social feeds, really -- need the same attentiveness to feel settled into, to feel genuine and coming from a place of merit, not simply a page filler-upper.
So that's what I'm doing. I'm starting a real blog. As tempting as it is to throw the shoes to the back of the closet and never give them a chance, I'd rather embrace a more comforting fit and try my hand at creating something out of a blank canvas.
The last week, I've had a pinched nerve in my foot, hence the analogy. Every person I've told has commented that I'm too young, that I should soak in epson salt, that perhaps I should pop another Tylonel, that it'll go away after a few days. The pain has only subsided slightly, making it a chore to walk to and front any location, even so much as the house to the car.
I had so much in mind for this entry, and there are so many things on my mind even as I write this. But my eyes are getting droopy, and that's my signal to kick my shoes off and dog ear this one-sided conversation.