The 12 Days of Blogmas: You’re The Inspiration


Happy Holidays! That disenchanted child with the bowl cut, groovy parka and look of “I gotta get the hell out of here” is me. The poor tortured young boy trying desperately to make an escape is my little brother. Ain’t Christmas grand? Mild trauma aside, I sincerely do love the holidays. I like flashing lights and glitter and candy. I’m a former raver so sue me. I love the holidays so much I’ve written a  brand new short story about Christmas which is being published this week. (more on that later)  Plus, I love using the holidays as a time to reflect and be grateful. Speaking of reflection, UrtheInspiration is taking the next twelve days to reflect back on some of my favorite blog posts of 2012. Sure, a greatest hits is a lazy way to post new content without having to actually write anything new and that’s part of it. But on the 12th day, December 23rd, this here little old blog will celebrate one year in BlogLand. Hooray!

So to get things started why not start at the beginning?  My first post, You’re the Inspiration, tells what I’m all about and what the blog hopes to accomplish. This inaugural post tells my story how I wound up blogging.  At the time I wrote:

“Oddly enough it was admitting that everything was supremely fucked up and having the courage to laugh about it,  that made everything okay.  So that in short, is why this blog exists. Sharing a laugh or talking about uncomfortable things makes me feel better.  And maybe I can do that for you too.  Hopefully others who are addicted or positive or heartbroken will read this and believe me from the bottom of my heart that everything, will in fact, be okay.”

Almost a year into this wonderful journey, this mission statement remains the same. But I now get inspired and laugh and love all of the people who read my stuff and whom I read too. We’ve created a little circle of support and I’m so grateful.  On December 23, 2011, writing all of this personal, emotional stuff down seemed like a terrifying thing to do and it still is. But now I know it was absolutely the right thing to do too. Without any further hubbub, please enjoy the first day of Blogmas with You’re the Inspiration.


6 thoughts on “The 12 Days of Blogmas: You’re The Inspiration

  1. You just enjoy the heck out of your Christmas. Writing about the ugly stuff in your life is what frees you from their power. 2013 is going to be a big year for your new play, and someone’s gotta publish something I submit eventually. So we just have to stay in the game!

    • Thanks Mark! Trudging along the writer road with you has been such a great unexpected gift of this blogging gig. It’s nice to have folks that get it and who can also laugh about all of it too. So thanks for being awesome. And yeah if the world doesn’t end, 2013 better look out!

  2. Reblogged this on Eggs Smokes Ex and commented:
    His name is Sean and he is a playwright, publicist and smartass. I call him my friend. His blog tells the story of his recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction, his life being HIV positive and other knee slappingly hilarious topics!
    Take some time as I have to check out his blog as I have. He might just make you laugh or distract you for five minutes. Either way, he is a success. FOLLOW ON TWITTER @seanpaulmahoney

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