I feel a bit sheepish for how little I’ve posted in this blog over the past few months. It’s amazing how life can just sweep you away in its immediacy and leave things like being able to sit down and reflect on things one would want to articulate thoughts about at the wayside.
In fact, it is my writing that has suffered the most. But I have resolved to write once every day in some form. I have purchased the book 642 Things to Write About where I plan to write a minimum of one exercise per day.
I will say this however, as a (poor) excuse for my absence. While my life has not been uneventful, it has involved numerous people and their lives and I do not wish to announce anything that I do not have permission to share. And even though not everything has been bad per se, this blog exists to record my adventures and thoughts and no one else’s.
That being said, what is there more to say?
Well, first and foremost I will be moving again for the sixth consecutive year. I know, I know. I have been ample in my protests of moving, but after grappling with the landlord in my current apartment and pouring over my finances and Fate being the perplexing creature she is, I have found not only a much cheaper apartment closer to work, but also one in a much safer neighborhood.
I’ve been applying to grad school, which I hope to start if not in the summer, in the fall.
I’ve been dating. Yes, dating. Admittedly, it has been sporadic at best, but I’ll take what I can get at this point. Nothing to report on that front. But it is a big step for me to even admit it.
Other than that I have a few trips planned. I will be going to New York City for Empire City Swing in a week, DC for DCLX the next, and Orando to visit Disney World and my Oma. Not to mention my lil’bro is graduating! And my dad is getting married! I’m hoping I can make it for at least part of the Zonnenberg reunion in July! I’ll be going to a friends’ wedding in (of all places) Wales!
And I guess that brings me to the end of the summer. Not going to lie, sometimes I think about all my future adventures and I get overwhelmed. But mostly, I’m excited. I’ve felt like my life has been on pause. And I’ve been telling myself that it’s been because I’ve been settling into my job and trying to figure out what the next step in my life is. So this is me excepting that life is happening regardless of my bunking down and holding my breath.
I’ve been obsessed with the idea of control and now I can see how unhealthy that has been overall. I have things I need to take care of, but for those things that don’t have an immediate fix I need to take everything one step at the time.
I do want to write more, here and in general. My goal is to write one thing, a passage, a drabble, etc., per day. We’ll see how long that lasts. 🙂