Wow, can’t believe it’s been almost a year since my last entry, and much has changed since: celebrated another birthday; attended a few more concerts (Glass Animals, Kid Cudi, Daughter, Bondax and Hermitude to name a few) big surprise, I know; moved back into the city; received a promotion at work; improved my crow pose to tripod headstand. Life, well, has been…generous yet challenging and moving at one hellah speed.
In my family, I wasn’t (nor am) the “brainiac”—both of my brothers excelled at the numbers game. One is an accountant and the other is a chemical engineer then you have me, the one who uses the other side of the brain. This isn’t to say my brothers aren’t creative nor artistic; however, creative writing/reading are a hobbies I remember enjoying since high school—neither of particular fancy for my brothers. Now whether there’s truth to the whole “left side of the brain is more logical/analytic vs the right side that is more artistic/creative” is another story. I’m sure it’s debatable but humor me.
My writing itch has been more persistent than usual. My blog has been on the back of my mind but for one reason or another I couldn’t bring myself to write. Writer’s block? Not at all. When I leave work, I try to avoid any sort of keyboard and monitor combo, but writing is part of me. Words are powerful and can move an emotion within or jog someone’s memory. Humans are innate story tellers whether through words or visuals (e.g. movies). We try to connect and finding meaning with one another through this ritual. Who do I write for, no one in particular but anyone interested in following my non sequitur self. I write for me as a way to “document” my life and look back upon the good, the bad and the ugly. I’ve consistently voiced aloud how much I miss writing and that hopefully “soon” I can get back in the writing groove…so soon is now.
I’m not promising a daily post or weekly, but I’ll try. More importantly, I’ll listen to myself and make time for hobbies (and people) that make me happy because “life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.”