It’s me again!
I’d semi-forgotten about my blog for a while, but over the past couple of weeks I’ve been spending a lot of time reading through some of my favorite blogs, and they’ve got me feeling inspired. I have ideas! I have enthusiasm! I have a new (definitely free, definitely very un-flashy) WordPress theme!
What I don’t have is a clear sense of what my Blog Topic will be going forward.
I can’t tell you how strong of an impulse I’ve been having to go through all of my old posts and just DELETE THEM, DELETE THEM ALL, and start a fresh, new, perfect blog with an amazingly creative topic that I haven’t yet thought of, that would rise from the ashes of the old blog, with nothing but a big beautiful blank screen full of possibility, so I could feel that feeling, you know, the feeling when you crack open a blank new notebook on the first day of school or start a brand new diary, and there is absolutely no record of any messy handwriting or half-baked ideas or weird random doodles or scribbles or cross-outs or ink blots or other unsightly gobbledy-gook.
But I’ve managed to suppress that impulse. At least for now. Because it is actually kind of nice to feel like I have an established corner of the Internet already, even if I did abandon it for a while. And maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad idea for me to focus on letting go of the idea of perfection or polished-ness anyway.
By the way, I am absolutely astounded by the bloggers of the world who are able to write for years and years and maintain a consistent topic. Incredible! I clearly am not able to do this. Lucky for me though, this blog has kind of a vague name, so I could probably write about pretty much anything (except maybe yacht ownership) without it seeming too supremely odd.
A few updates…
I am still paying off my student loans, for those of you who have been reading this blog for a while and may be curious. I currently owe about $38,000. (My starting point was $57,000 in January 2016.)
I’m at a new-ish job and am having a lot of mixed feelings about it. I’m not going to talk about my job too specifically here, but suffice it to say that I have a particular type of clinical license and I work directly with patients in a healthcare setting.
I still live in the same apartment in Boston, with no laundry facilities [insert scream emoji] and two housemates. Actually one of my housemates is moving out and a new one is moving in. Which I’m feeling excited about because it will give us all a chance to clean and reorganize, etc.
I’m still very upset about pretty much everything related to the current U.S. president and his administration. I may write about this on and off when I have specific thoughts to share, but in general I’m just trying to follow the news as much as I can and attend protests when I feel it’s the right thing for me.
I’ve been trying to do more cooking and home food prep after eating out a TON this summer, and honestly part of me just wants to write about that topic and make this into the world’s 1,628,734,889th food blog. And maybe I will. Hahaha! We shall see.
But in the meantime, this is a blog without a topic. And for now, I think I’m okay with that.
Thanks for reading.