Why am I writing the blog? Is it because I want to jump on the band wagon of bloggers and write it “just because” or is it because I want my “fifteen minutes of fame” (who doesn’t) or is it because I want to promote a product in the future (possibly) or maybe it is because I am lured by the bling of gold in the form of advertisers (always a valid reason!!) or is it that writing makes me feel hip, cool and part of the “hipsters”(sure, I think I am the epitome of hip ha ha!!),or is it because I “WANT” to write it because of the enjoyment it will bring me and the creative release it will provide me that my job as a lawyer has failed to do so or maybe it is because I need validation by my readers.
It could be a little of all of the above. But, the driving force in my life has never been money…I won’t say I am Buddha sitting under the tree with “renunciation” figured out, but truly I have never given money much thought. It could possibly be because I have had money come fairly easy to me, at least to fulfill my needs in order to LIVE LIFE ELEGANTLY. I am not a wealthy person, no, by no means. But somehow I have been able to fulfill my desire of stylish clothes that I simply love, eat the most scrumptious food at the craziest places, read the best books and magazines, travel to a few of the places that I have wanted to (the travel list is long and far…Ulan Bator is one of the “to visit” places so it will take time.)
As I sit here with the sun on my back (one of my very favorite comfort activities) I am doing an introspective search as to the reason why I am writing the blog. TWO compelling reasons come to my mind, number one because I WANT TO as my job as a practicing lawyer gives me negative joy and number two if someone can enjoy it, learn from it, laugh at it, criticize it (well with adulation comes criticism as well ha ha) or simply get mad at it, I will feel validated.
My job as lawyer is combative, crude, adversarial, loud, obnoxious, non-stimulating, unsatisfying, dull and directly in contrast to my nature. (You may ask, then why did I get into law? Valid question and worth devoting an entire blog entry to, that I shall do so at a later time.) My core nature is creative, a lover of art, fashion, food, style, philosophy, spiritualism, intellectualism and all in all what I call the essentials of living an ARTFULLY ELEGANT LIFE. Therefore, as you will note what I do as a profession and what I am are TRUE CONTRADICTIONS.
This blog will help me get acquainted with myself again and in the process maybe help all of you out there to come closer to LIVING LIFE ELEGANTLY!