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Why I Started a Blog: Origin of the Daily Potato

Hello, and welcome to everyone who is here today reading these words. Be it months after I've posted this, or just as it becomes available. I wanted to start this blog post with an air of gratitude, as ever since I started my podcast a little more than a year ago, I had been committed to spreading out hope in a time that I felt utterly hopeless, and while I don't personally care for fame or being known, I do want to spread the word of kindness and hope...especially in a world where it seems to have so little of both.

"The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves." - Alan Watts

Every day I strive to be as kind as I can be and hold onto the mantra of keeping negative self-talk to myself, keeping negative words about others to a minimum if not at an absolute zero, and just trying to live the best life I can by putting good in a releasing good out. I can't claim to come from a horrible life surrounded by the bleakest of surroundings, but I can say that I've had a chance to stare into the abyss, and have it stare back at me with utter indifference to pain and suffering; as most of us have. I've found I am forever a student of life, and have had the chance to learn more about myself this year alone, than I have in the last 26 years of my life, which is wild to me, only because I felt like all of the little periods of darkness were periods of learning only to discover that I was putting my hands up and over my eyes to shield myself from necessary consequence, or life experience.

I've spent much of my life trying to be half in, half out, only to discover you can choose to be in or choose to be out, but either way, you have the chance to live out the path you choose, and at any point in that journey, you can change course. I've decided to end that cycle. To give myself the life I need, and to talk and connect with like minded adventurers, dreamers, lovers, and philosophers. We are all absolutely beautiful on the inside, and being kind to others, and ourselves will prove to give us everything we've ever dreamed of.

Happy reading, Potatoes. Let's level up <3

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