I was originally going to title this blog "Random Girl", because that's how I feel a good deal of the time, but then I began reevaluating. One of my deeply held beliefs is that there are no accidents, and that the reason things happen, or get said, or whatever, serves a purpose. If I truly believe that (which I do), then how could my thoughts and writings and such be truly random?
It's been my experience to this point in my life that even the weirdest, worst things that happen take a logical place in the big picture, but generally not until some time (sometimes a LOT of time) has gone by.
Most often something that happened to me, or that I heard or read somewhere, comes in handy when one of my children is faced with an issue of some sort. Sometimes it's a friend who's having a trouble. Sometimes it's an idea that turns into a business or that gets expanded into a bigger, better idea.
Following that train of thought, I mulled over some of the things brewing in my brain to write about here, and realized that IT WAS MAKING ME MORE AWARE, more fully present in my daily life. It was also crystalizing thoughts and beliefs and information that I've been incubating for quite some time now. That, I decided, was a VERY worthwhile thing (for me, at least), and obviously served a purpose.
The question then becomes: If I realize, as I now do, that "random" isn't really a concept I believe, why would I include it at all? The answer to this is that, at the moment that things are happening, or being said, or thought, or whatever, they may seem completely random. It takes the context of time and further experience to see how it all holds together.
Hence, the title of this little blog: I'm being Random on Purpose. Some of my best insights and actions have followed stream-of-consciousness thought flow. My train of thought derails frequently, and takes me where I wasn't planning to go, but the destination is usually better than the one I'd planned on...