Five years are a long time or so they say. A lot changes in five years, or so they say. Not everything stands the test of time, I guess. People leave and things change and you change and one day, you wake up and you’re not poor anymore. Life changes. Some things however, stay constant. They stick with you while you go through those countless transitions that life bends and breaks you through everyday. This blog is one of those things. My prized possession and my (second) biggest achievement. This birthday, let’s answer the question I’ve failed to answer since I began my blog, The Polymath.
What is your blog about?
First of all, I despise this question. There is no correct answer. Yet, some people breeze through this question with their extremely specific niche blogs. Ask me the above question and I’ll stare at you blankly, stutter a bit and tell you, “Oh, it’s a personal blog” but that doesn’t even begin to cover it.
My blog is about a scrawny 15-year old kid, who was told that he’ll never be good at anything because he does way too much. It’s about the disgust a child can feel when you tell them you don’t believe in them just because you can.
This blog is about honesty. It’s about accepting who I am, who I was and who I plan to become. It is a journal of sorts just without the “Dear Diary…” salutation on every entry. It’s about telling the world how I feel today and never going back on it years later. It’s about accountability and accepting what you said, when you said it.
It is about the ever-changing human psyche where you love the world on one day and hate it on another. Where on one day you side with anti-hero characters who kill people and on another, you try to change the world, one reader at a time.
It is about a frustrated adolescent who only cares about himself and listens to Eminem all day long. It’s about making fun of trends. It’s about ranting. It is about that teenager growing up and accepting he was wrong. It’s about the message that is sometimes greater than the people around me, greater than myself.
This blog is about opinion on things. It is about putting thoughts forward and asking others to do so too. It is about the things I do. From gaming to watching movies to the getting haircuts, it is about putting my unique experience out in the world for someone to read. It’s about authentic stories from my life. It’s about the heart.
My blog is about me reading old posts and laughing at the person I once was. It’s about being able to acknowledge how far I’ve come. It is about finding myself through all those years of recorded mindsets and amalgamating those to exist in this world uniquely.
It is about finding beauty in everything. It’s about looking at the world from a different lens. Looking at things from all perspectives. It is about developing those perspectives further. It is about constantly observing where you are and what you do.
This blog is about being the subject of blogger jokes in every group I go. It is about being able to find humour in those jokes. It is about laughing and looking back at life and wondering where all that time went. It’s about telling people “I’m going to write about this” and then going through with that warning. It is about finding readers in friends, family and acquaintances. It’s about finding friends and acquaintances in (the very few) readers.
It is about leaving something behind from every week, every month in my life and in the process, finding myself when I look back at those words. It’s about stringing words and thoughts together like no one has ever done before me. It is about leaving my identity and existence behind.
Personal doesn’t even begin to cover it, my blog is about me.