Monday, August 1, 2011

Inaugural Address: Welcome to ‘One Life Glory’

Hi everyone! There probably aren’t very many (if any) of you actually reading this soon after the now in which I sit writing it. But who knows where this blog is going? So I’ll say it again: Hi everyone! Whether you’re reading this tomorrow or ten years from now, welcome to my very first blog.

My name is Morgan. I’m a Canadian high school student trying to balance my life between schoolwork, sports and creative endeavours while still getting enough sleep. I fail miserably on that last part, but I have a lot of fun. I’m not waiting for old age to wear purple.

Since January 1st 2011, I’ve been participating in the DayZero challenge, trying to complete 101 goals in 1001 days (about 2.75 or 33 months). One of my goals is to create a blog and post regularly for a year, which will be from today until July 31st 2012. Beyond that, we’ll see.

This blog is called One Life Glory, paraphrased from One Song Glory, from the musical Rent. I have yet to see Rent (tragically), but I love the music. One Song Glory is Roger’s attempt to make his mark on the world by writing one great song before he dies of AIDS.

As far as I know, I’m not about to die, but that’s the beauty and terror of life... there is no certainty. I can say I’m not about to die, but this is only as far as I know!

What I do know is that I am dying. Everyone is. That's what being alive is all about. (If you caught that I just quoted Terry Pratchett, you’re amazing – here are twelve imaginary cookies!)

Even if I live for a hundred years, my life will consist of a finite number of seconds, and I don’t want to waste any of them. Thus, my DayZero goals, and this blog. I want to stretch my limits and express myself to anyone who cares to listen. Who knows what will come of it?

What do I plan on posting? Good question. Mostly, it’ll be whatever catches my fancy, but I suspect you’ll see a lot about books, writing, music, running, and the general oddness of life. Please let me know what you think of anything you read here... whether or not you like it. I’ll post every week for the rest of the summer, and every other week once school starts again in September.

In the end, knowing and accepting that I am dying only means I want to live every moment I have to its fullest. I don’t always succeed (who does?), but I give it my best shot. So here’s to a fun and interesting blog for you (whoever you are) to read, and a cathartic and creative blogging experience for me. Cheers!

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