Whenever I have something that I need to get off my chest, but can’t express it, I write. I write for myself, and to myself. Once I’ve poured my thoughts onto the ever so kind piece of paper that happened to cross my path, I tear it up and throw it out.
When I decided that I wanted to start this Live Local, Think Tourist blog, the fact that I’d have to write frequently scared me. Obviously, I am not a professional writer, nor do I have an amazing talent that compensates for that. But, I was recently told that I’m the type of person that is guided by fear, and instead of running from it, I have to follow it
A forewarning though, I make no apologies for the cheesiness of my posts, this is my right as the writer of them.
Now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, drumroll please!
Welcome to the Live Local, Think Tourist Blog!
I know what you’re thinking, one post does not make this a blog, but let’s look beyond the obvious, shall we?
Now, I haven’t posted much on Instagram or anywhere really, but I’ve been working on a couple of things that I want to do and a lot of the ideas came from friends on Instagram that have actually done a lot more than I have (shocker!). With their permission, I’ll be posting and updating a list of different things to do and tagging the person that gave the idea. Just so we can give credit where credit is due.
Tip: I’m fancy and have an about page up there somewhere for reference.
Side Note: I shall try to not ramble on anymore, though I make no promises.
I now present the Live Local Think Tourist Project:
This project is for those that live in Miami, but know they haven’t made the best of it, and for those that think like me and feel as if you don’t belong, and maybe for the curious minded too.
I’ve been a firm believer since I can remember that Miami and I have no connection, that we will never belong together, that we will never even be friends, let alone raise a family. But, I’ve had a change of heart lately, not because it’s proven to be anything more than superficial and full of pointless competition within its inhabitants, but because I’ve never given it a chance.
I’ve never explored its unknown places, its treasures, or its beauty. I’ve enclosed myself to the areas that are known, never reaching beyond its borders, but from this point forward, that’s going to change. This is a blank slate, a new beginning.
The truth is though, if we’re going to attempt to have a healthy relationship and make this work I have to get to know its family, which happens to be dispersed among 67 counties throughout the state and getting to the panhandle isn’t going to be easy.
There’s a lot more to the project, but all further details are still buried in my brain and I have to dig them out. In the meantime, if any of you have any thoughts or ideas, please send them my way!
As for the next post, I’ll write the ideas that are going to make up the project. Which will hopefully get a couple of us to have little fun and go exploring, whether that’s alone or together it doesn’t matter. It’s just about getting out there a little more.
For now, let the official project adventures begin.