Onward!

Short post for tonight. I’ve spent the last hour trying to figure out to successfully post using Blogsy and I’m apparently a dumb fuck. Surprise! Anyways, did some old school writing today for the first time in a while. Felt good to get the gears turning again, even if they are a bit creaky and worn. I have a semi-secret-not-really-anything-but-wouldn’t-it-be-cool-project I’m working on right now. VERY early stages, but makes me squee. Hope to get some real work done on it this week, as well as some other basic writing posts. Might even get some reviews on here! Anyways, that’s it for now. Reach for the stars, follow your dreams, etc, etc. I realize I’m talking to myself here but hey, encouragement is encouragement!

Lates,

-J

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Reflection

Life is full of many trials. We're born, we grow and adapt and evolve, and then we die. It's simple science, yet sometimes science is interrupted. Car accidents, homicides, natural disasters, disease. We choose how we live our lives, yet have no control over how we die. I'm sure many philosophers have spent endless nights pondering the injustice of that fact, but when it comes down to it we as humans have a strong capacity to accept the inevitable. It's not easy, not by any means. But we sigh, we suffer, we move on. The human heart (the emotional one) is remarkably resilient; but pain and love are equal neighbors.

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Begin at the beginning

Well, it’s finally happened. After weeks (ok, months) of procrastinating; I’ve created a blog. This one! And it’s about time.

So why now? This. Upon meeting a new person there’s always that inevitable question: “What do you do?” I’ve long grown tired of explaining what I do at my actual job (medical staffing, yawn) so I’ve taken to answering with what I feel I SHOULD be doing. “I write.” Ah, such a simple answer and one that doesn’t have a ring of truth. I can write; it’s why I went to school and why I have a fancy degree from a university saying I can do so passibly. But what is a writer that doesn’t write? A bird that doesn’t fly. That’s right; I’m a penguin. I like penguins, I do, but penguins aren’t going to change the world. They’re going to huddle around with other penguins, shielding themselves from the harsh realities of the outside world, and all around life will pass them by. I don’t want to be a penguin, stuck in one spot balancing an egg on my feet. Writing is my flying, something that helps pull me out of the muck and mire of daily tedium and allows me, if for a moment, to be who I want to be. This blog will be at times self-serving, others self-critical and by and large may still be ignored by the outside world. That’s fine. Right now this blog exists for ME, to put thoughts to page and to exorcise the “can’t do” and replace it with the “must.” 

The goings will be tough, the posts mostly terrible. I plan on writing about anything I so desire so don’t expect any real theme or purpose here…yet. My interests are nerdy and borderline embarrassing, but I embrace my quirks wholeheartedly and can’t wait to share them. I am not a writer; but I want to be. Consider this a small step for me, and a giant leap for, well, still me. Play times over, kids. Time to get to work.

-J

 

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