I’ve been in a writing funk lately. I’ve been writing things for work and for jobs, but in the meantime, I seem to have gotten so many ideas stuck in my head that I can’t seem to get any of them out. It’s like…idea constipation. Gross.
To remedy this, I have decided that for the next week or month or year or whenever my readers stop giving me suggestions, I will be writing a blog a day based on the suggestions you send me.
This idea came to me tonight when I was complaining to a friend and he said “Well. write something complicated, but not actually complicated at all. Write the first thing that comes into your head in the next 15 seconds. Just a single sentence. Just get words on paper. Remember what that feels like, and go from there.”. Then he told me to suck it up, but that’s not really the helpful part of the suggestion.
So I sat, and I counted to 15 because I’m good at following instructions, and then I wrote this.
Once upon a time, yesterday, in fact, or maybe tomorrow– it might have been last year, but it seemed like right this minute, I watched myself wandering down the block one evening on a dismal sunny day in February.
Well, it wasn’t me, but it was the me I’d have been if I were there and I were here instead, but that’s really neither here nor there since I’m neither place at all.
….Yeah, they can’t all be winners. But that’s the point, right? I swore I was not going to write a new year’s resolution post this year, so this is the closest I’ll get. I’ve made 4 resolutions this year.
1. To write more.
2. To do more good in the world*
3. To find myself a job doing something I am absolutely thrilled to wake up and do every day.
4. To feel less guilty, in general.
So, blog-o-thon 2013. Send in your suggestions. Thus beings #1. #2, well, stay tuned for that. It’s going to be a super-secret year-long project so you probably won’t here more until this time next year. #3: I applied to some…just…incredible jobs this week. Jobs that I would give anything to even interview for, jobs that I would be, without question, amazingly fantastic at, jobs that could change everything. I’d like to believe that somewhere, someone will look at my resume and give me a shot, but you never know– and especially in the fields that I applied in, things are super competitive, but goddamn it do I want it. #4, well, we’ll see what happens.