I Thought I Needed a New Blog Theme

For the last couple of years, I haven’t updated this blog almost at all, mostly because I haven’t been reading or writing much, which I consider my blog “theme.” So, after deciding recently that I shouldn’t let that stop me, I started brainstorming other things I could blog about.

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Lush Lofi

Nobody likes ads. Or at least, I’ve never met anyone that likes them. I especially hate Spotify ads because they’re specifically designed to be annoying. But I finally broke down and got Spotify Premium. I decided that it’s worth $10 a month to be able to listen to infinite instrumental music while I’m working or writing.

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5 March 2009

Me, in a diary entry from 3/5/2009: *references crush I don’t even recognize the name of*

3/5/2019 me: If you didn’t go on to create a story with a protagonist based on him, twenty supporting characters, a new set of planets, and a unique magic system, you can’t have liked him that much.

*The first in what will be a haphazard series of memories from the 22-year archive mentioned in my previous post.

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30 Days Until the Countdown to 30

I know I’ve said this in like the last ten blog posts I’ve written, but I really would like to start blogging regularly again.

The theme of my blog so far has been reading and writing. I still love both of those things, but for the last couple of years, I haven’t spent much time doing either. In 2017, I stopped writing in my personal journal on a daily basis, and that made it harder to blog because I had dropped the habit of being reflective. I got one of those five-year journals in 2016, one to record things you’re grateful for, and honestly, a lot of days just get a TV show or a good meal because I have not been actively cultivating the right mindset to sit down and say, “This is a thing that made me happy today.”

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Wake Me Up When September Ends

For the last year or so, I’ve been throwing random paragraphs into WordPress with the intention of going back and writing a full piece later (and never doing it). I was going through my drafts to see if I had anything interesting to work on, and I found one from back in June were I was complaining, “It’s only June. I’m already dying.”

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Sometimes I Forget That Gilbert Morris Isn’t My Grandfather

When I was nine years old, I went to Alaska for a couple weeks. It was summer there, the first time I had seen daylight that lasted all night, or until after seven, for that matter. We stayed with family friends. I ended up in the teenage daughter’s room.

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4th Anniversary

My write club just had our fourth anniversary party, and I’m like, “???” It doesn’t seem like I’ve known any of them that long, but at the same time I feel like I’ve known them forever?

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