Three Things Thursday: 29 June 2017

  1. Having friends is awesome. As an introvert, it would be so much easier (at time) to not have friends, but I know this isn’t true and am thankful for the wonderful people in my life.
  2. Modern technology is awesome. I’m sitting on the couch at 2 PM in Doha exchanging online messages with friends in Australia and around the corner while sending emails to people back in the US. It’s even awesomer (is that a word? WordPress tells me it isn’t. I think it should be.) how much easier things have gotten in the four years (or so) since we left Washington, DC.
  3. Being an adult is awesome. Sure, there are lots of unfun things about it (like cleaning the kitchen EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT.), but I want to go back in time to tell my late teen/early twenties self to be patient. Hell, I want to tell my mid/late twenties self to be patient. My thirties have been far better than I ever anticipated they would be and I’m actually kind of excited about turning forty in a few years.

Reflections

In looking back at my HaikuMonth┬áposts, I remember that remembering to post every day was the hard part, but that I rarely had difficulty with inspiration. That being said, obliquely worded reflections that sometimes only held meaning to me are not hard to write. It’s been in the week or so since that I’ve struggled to write a post that stated something…anything concrete.

Perhaps my reluctance to share in this way has something to do with the medium. Tweets strike me as ephemeral and fleeting, so I have no problems spouting off random nonsense. I don’t use Facebook because of its permanence (and big brother-ish set-up). In a way, my reluctance also doesn’t make sense to me because this is a platform that I spend money on maintaining–hosting, buying WordPress templates, domain(s). If I spend money on it, my brain tells me that I should use it to say something. So I do…

I use this site to host work samples from my grad school days. I occasionally post inspirational quotes and (other people’s) beautiful photos. I keep up all of this so that when someone searches for my name (or on variations thereof), they find substance–examples of work, artifacts of trips and activities, of a life well-lived instead of wistful ruminations on future dreams…

photo by: Muffet