It is pre-pre-Thanksgiving and I am drunk! I am way too tipsy for 11:00pm, but I’ll take an Ambien and ensure a full night’s rest uninterrupted.
I am going to pour out some of my feelings in this drunken state. I’ve been considering turning off my blog for the past couple months. It’s been on my mind, I’ve been on the verge of flipping the switch, but I just can’t. I can’t. There are a couple reasons I would, but I can’t get myself to do it. It’s like trying to be sober, when you know at your core, you’re an alcoholic and you love a wee sip of wine every day or so.
I love writing. I love my blog. I don’t care what trouble it gets me in. I don’t care if I’m single for the rest of my life and sit here every day typing away on my laptop. I learn about myself from writing. More than therapy. More than skipping to my favorite pub for one glass of wine before I hit the sack.
But I vacillated (I still do) and I seriously considered turning it off. Moving on. Writing every day but not in a public forum. Concentrating on getting published–really published.
Then I read this and I decided not to. Instead to keep doing what I love. So I’ll keep blogging for now.
In the San Francisco Business Times, the former CEO of Wells Fargo and the current Chairman of the Board said, “I would rather take the risk that we will either stand out because we perform far better than our competition or possibly stand out if we are wrong once in a while. The unacceptable alternative is to take little risk and be mediocre all the time.”
That approach has won praise on Main Street and Wall Street. “Dick Kovacevich is the most respected figure in banking of his generation,” said Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a major Wells investor. “I normally say thanks a million, but in Dick Kovacevich’s case, I’d say thanks several billion.”
So to everyone who reads, thanks a billion for listening and reading and commenting. It doesn’t even matter if you do. It has been a very worthwhile, non-Blah experience.