March 9 ’14
Where has the time gone, 2014? It is already mid-March, and this time next week I will officially be in Ireland. Crazy to think. The last few days have been filled with random errands trying to tie up loose ends before my flight leaves. Saturday evening, nonstop to Shannon, arriving just in time for St. Pats Day. What great timing.
If you have found yourself asking the question, why another blog, MLK? Whatever happened to deductionsandmelodies.com anyway? You are not alone. I think at last count this is something like my 2,453 attempt at getting into a consistent writing groove. Who knows, maybe there will be some reunion posts to share between myself and Mitch Miskified (co-creator of DedMels, lifelong fellow rocker.)
To answer the question of why another blog, I have four answers:
1) fuel my writing interests. that first book isn’t going to write itself.
2) easy place for family and friends to keep tabs on my journey (the Fitz family “reply-all” chat rooms can be exhausting).
3) share some tips about what to do and more importantly what not to do while living abroad.
4) create a repository to look back on when I inevitably lose my memory and wonder how I spent my late 20s in Ireland.
Writing has always been one of my passions and I have been sorely lacking on practicing the craft the past few years. This upcoming year is going to be a wild and crazy experience so I want to make sure to document as much as possible, to learn from my mistakes as well as share some success stories for those interested in learning about an American on ex-pat assignment in Europe.
That is all for now – stay tuned for more to come…
Random musical plug for the night – how cool is this Band of Horses video? Was fortunate to catch them recently at the Somerville Theater on their acoustic tour. Very cool show –