Welcome to Words Become Superfluous!
Thanks for stopping by. I started this blog because, well, I talk too much.
Online, that is.
I started blogging in the spring of 2011 and fell in love with it; it was the perfect antidote for time spent in Corporate World and it was my perfect outlet after spending the day communicating things I wasn’t particularly passionate about. It was my coping mechanism, my caffeine without the caffeine, my daily therapy session.
It was also exhausting.
Fast forward to one year later, to the spring of 2012, where Corporate World is kicking my butt and Real Life is too. I knew that blogging would make me feel better, but I just didn’t have the energy. The thought of being my chatty online self had me turning away from my laptop and turning toward my pjs and pillows.
Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, says that one of the keys to happiness is to “fake it till you feel it.” But I didn’t want to fake anything. I just wanted to quietly post a song that I loved, or the words of others that inspired me, without feeling like I ought to try and say something clever or meaningful about it. It’s not that I didn’t appreciate my readers; on the contrary, I had the friendliest, most supportive readers a blogger could hope for. In fact, it was the thought of them that kept me in my writer’s block (bloggers block?) I didn’t want to post anything dark and dreary, because I knew that wasn’t what they visited me for…and the longer I went without posting anything, the darker and drearier I felt… and I didn’t want to post anything dark and… you see where this is going?
I needed a fresh start. And when I came across Ingrid’s wise words, I knew just what that fresh start would look like. Words Become Superfluous is a place for sights, sounds, and words that inspire… and who knows? Some of them might even be mine.
But I promise I won’t talk too much.