So I graduated. And I got a full-time job. So I have officially started my adult life. Needless to say, I have mixed feelings.
Why should I have mixed feelings? I finished my last semester of grad. school with two A’s, got a job right after graduation, when I know many people don’t get jobs for years after their graduation. And it’s in my field no less. My job is relaxed (for the moment; I have been assured that it will get stressful as time moves on), I work with great people, and I have a great environment. Literally there is nothing to complain about. Aside from boredom, but that is easily alleviated. I have so much I am thankful for, and God has blessed me so much.
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At the moment, I feel kind of like Pippin in Gondor, on the eve of the battle for all of Middle Earth. Any minute now, that sickly green light is going to go up into the sky, the gates of nightmare are going to open up, followed by innumerable orcs, trolls, oliphants, goblins, and men from the South who have been bought by Sauron’s promises or twisted by his evil influence. But, for the moment, all is quiet.
Yup. School starts again in two days. Am I ready? No. Am I excited? Not particularly. But no matter how unready I am, no matter how much I am not excited to go back to school, I am really, really happy. Because all of my friends.. no, my whole family is coming back! And I get to take some new classes and learn new things. And I get to teach again. Ok. Maybe I am ready, and a little bit excited.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn. ~ Phil Collins
It was pointed out to me by an unnamed associate that, since I posted two blog posts within an hour, I had inadvertently made a promise to my readers that I would make two posts an hour. And then the same unnamed associate expressed great disappointment that I had not fulfilled that promise, because I only posted a total of three posts on the first day.
I would like to state herein my posting intentions for this blog. I do not intend to post twice an hour. I may not even post once a day. I intend to post randomly, maybe a couple times one day, maybe none at all the next day, maybe twenty times in one week, maybe five times the next. I intend to post, but I don’t intend to force myself into posting when I think there’s nothing to post about.
On that note, I think that being a blogger will be a very valuable experience for me, as a writer. I’m not committing to one post a day for the entirety of my blogging career, I’m committing to sit down and write about something, anything, just letting the words take me places, or focusing on where I want to go, so my words don’t lead me astray.
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
And that’s kind of how writing is. For example, I started out talking about posting intentions, and then I wound up talking about writing. Apparently, I let my words take me that time.