I really do hope that what one finds written on this blog is not gibberish. But when I was trying out different names for the new blog American Gypsy Gibberish really struck a chord with me.
The gypsy part seems pretty straight forward, but the word gibberish sort of has a negative aura and yet I decided to go with it anyway. While I understand the word literally means “Unintelligible or nonsensical talk or writing” I still equate the meaning to be of a more personal nature. To keep it short and sweet, what it basically boils down to for me is that if my work is not published it’s just mere ramblings, just words on a page.
I’ve been writing for what seems like forever, but other than being a local beat reporter for a weekly newspaper, I’ve never gotten paid for anything I’ve written. Just like most of the other “writers” out there aspiring to be “authors”, I have the beginnings of a manuscript or two not to mention too many WIPs (work in progress). However, they are just words on the page, collecting dust as they sit on the shelf. The writing is grammatically correct (I hope) but as they sit there, in their unfinished state, the words may as well be gibberish.
That, my friends, is how the title of this blog came to be. I hope you’ll look past the literal meaning of the word and take a peek at what I have to offer. Some days the posts might be about our travels, some days perhaps about how we’re trying to decide where to go next, and sometimes just about what I cooked for dinner.
Random topics? Yes, but the writing will always be from the heart and I’ll do my best to keep it entertaining. I tend to write with a good deal of humor whenever I can, which is how I tend to look at life as well. Because after all, life is way too short to take seriously all the time.