I haven’t taken the time the past couple of days to sit down and write, but I’ve been thinking of occasionally just blasting out a post of whatever random, disconnected thoughts pop into my head. So that’s what this is the first of (that’s a roman numeral 1 up there, so be prepared for a II at some point). This is unlikely to be the most profound thing you’ve ever read or that I’ve ever written, but, take it or leave it… like I always say, what I write here is primarily for me in any case.
Abstaining from Facebook is going pretty well. I was surprised to realize that my previous break from it was over 2 years ago. Didn’t seem like it had been so long. That time for the first week or so I experienced strong urges to log in and would catch myself starting to type in the address or looking for the tab in my browser. This time around I’ve barely thought about it. That time I had planned on staying away from it for at least a month, and I think it had worked out to that almost exactly in practice. This time, I have no planned timeframe, but it will almost certainly be longer than that. Especially if I continue to not miss it.
The job search continues. I’m trying to expand my options but my hopes continue to be with BSW. It took a good while before I heard back from them the first time around, so I’m hoping that’s all that is happening this time… I think I submitted my application about 3 weeks ago now. There’s no way to know for sure for the time being. Otherwise, I have a contingent job offer, but it’s going to take a while for that to go through, so I at least need something temporary in the interim.
I’ve gotten back into playing Final Fantasy XIV after a fairly extensive break. I’m really enjoying it again, much more so then when I had decided I needed to get away from it for a while. MMOs can sometimes start to feel like a chore rather than being fun, and when that happens, it’s best to step back. Expansion is coming in just a few months and I’m excited for it.
I’m hoping to dedicate some more time to writing over the next couple of weeks. I still haven’t done much work on the novel that I’m wanting to write. It’s just a matter of setting the time aside.
Now that the weather has been really nice, and I think is going to consistently be getting nicer than it has been overall, I’m looking to do some more active things outdoors as well… mainly going on some bike rides and running… maybe mix some hikes in there as well. I’ve done a couple of bike rides already, and went for a run which was enough to realize I need to get my endurance up all over again. Oh well. It will come.
Going forward with this blog, I’m going to try to write 2-3 thought out topical posts per week, and 1-2 of these random thought posts to pad it out. For the first couple months it’ll probably be on the lower side of those ranges. But, I think it should be doable.
So… look forward to it! Or don’t. You know, whatever you want to do.