…so I’ve decided to start blogging every evening after I get back from work.
It’s been a little over two months since I moved into my own apartment, and the novelty of it all has long since worn off. The move was exciting. Finding furniture was fun. Even grocery shopping was somewhat entertaining for a while. Now? My apartment is sufficiently furnished. Work is going well. I’m figuring out how to get around town. Familiarity is settling in.
Since the move, I have spent most of my evenings after work either watching Netflix or playing a game on my Wii. Sad, no? I recently started wondering what I would think about myself if I had an out of body experience on one of those evenings: There I would be, sitting on my couch in a dark room with a blank stare on my dimly illuminated face. I’d blink occasionally. Maybe yawn every now and then. and the corner of my lip might twitch upward at the occassional TV gag. I might shift in my seat, maybe lay down when it gets late. After one show ends, I’d search for something else. Then, when I’ve had my fill, I’d turn off the tube and prepare for bed.
I’ve had enough of that.
While off work for Christmas, I became inspired to start living a less predictable life. How? By getting plugged into a weekly Bible study at my church, volunteering for a local cause, inviting coworkers to lunch, visiting my apartment neighbors, going on hikes, or striking up a conversation with a stranger on the MAX – to name just a few ways.
Life is too short to settle for routine.
My goal is to add one new blog post per day – or as often as humanly possible! Some posts will be long, some short. It depends on how busy or patient I am at the time. In addition to writing, I want to start creating and uploading cartoons to accompany the posts. I drew a weekly comic strip for two years in college, and I don’t want to let myself get out of practice.
All of this will take time, so I’m expecting it to be a challenge. A step in the right direction.