Nearly a year ago, I purchased this domain name after a trip to Nicarauga. Five months after that, I posted two articles, here and here. Another four months on , and here I am making another stab at doing something with this domain.
I had great intentions for this space. An eCommerce site! A blog! A brand! Instead, I made a few attempts at setting up a site but things languished and eventually (in harmony with all other aspects of my personality) the flame went out altogether.
I thought about a move, a change of job, a change of boyfriend. Nothing seemed to fit. None of the old fixes- more travel, more running- seemed to be the direction in which I wanted to move my life. I sputtered, I stalled. I survived a re-org at my work, moved out of my apartment into something more short term, nearly left a relationship. All that and I was still mired in the same mud.
I realized I could use to reconnect with my heart and reignite whatever flames of creativity I once had. Hence this (second) attempt at writing. I’m trying new things, spending time with my most “enlightened” friends, and reading. Always reading. I recently stumbled across some words, seven hundred years old, and they spoke directly to me, “In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself, in a dark wood, where the direct way was lost.” How have I made it this far in life without reading the Divine Comedy? It’s on the list.
In the mean time, in honor of my 35th birthday (yes, that’s TODAY, and it’s notably the age when Dante comes to in his own dark wood) in hopes of finding my spark- I’m starting to write. Maybe this space will give me the opportunity to make myself a little bit better of a person, and maybe make the world a little bit better of a place. It won’t necessarily be done NicaStyle, but at least done my style.