The First Steps Out the Door

Welcome to the results of a favorite past time of mine: productive procrastination.

In college I was not the type to drop studying for a 10 hour video game binge. But I would get sidetracked from my homework for hours at a time to read a spiritual classic, learn about roughness, attempt to make graham crackers, or teach myself graphic design.

This list of recreation might sound dreary but to me (and many in my generation), learning first became one of my favorite avenues for the vice of procrastination - and then a passion.

The term paper can wait - I have got to read Dawson! Quiz tomorrow? I wonder how St. Patrick would do youth ministry...? Project due? Benjamin Zander would make a great Catholic... Final coming up, better finish Henri de Lubac. Spanish? (Okay, so I liked Spanish.) Me gusta!

Over the years this has evolved from vice to hobby to discipline.

I constantly keep a notebook on me to catch my thoughts, questions, and ideas. I often think of how unproductive it is to keep these matters private. Maybe they are the most foolish of ideas and thoughts, but if they could at least be a small benefit to one other then it would be worth sharing.

For the past year I have been sitting on this blog debating and praying about whether to make it public. I have come to the conclusion to suspend judgement and dive headlong into the wild of blogging and judge this tree by its fruits. (Luke 6:44) I think the saying should go: "If its worth doing, its worth doing badly the first time."

A lofty goal would be to hope that something I write would bring you closer to Christ; and I very seriously do. But if you would be entertained in the least I would count it as a gain.

This blog is a step out of the comforts of my house. Thanks for indulging me.

"Remember what Bilbo used to say: It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." --Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

+JMJ