Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Secret Desires

My ultimate wish in life is to be a writer, staying at home with my kids and dogs, you know, kind of like a working mom. I do like binders. ...

What other people find fun: going out (what does that even mean, anymore?), trying new restaurants (being "foodies"), drinking, staying out late, etc., I find slightly tedious. All that effort! Picking an outfit, getting cleaned up, making arrangements for my big puppy, driving, standing around, making small talk, ugghhhh just thinking about it is making me stressed out and tired. I just can't do it.

A fun time for me includes: eating junk food or breakfast food, reading a book, taking an afternoon nap, going to a museum alone, watching a movie I actually wanted to see (either alone or with people), doing crafts, going shopping with my mom, talking with my dad about our dogs, talking with my boyfriend all the way in Afghanistan. FUN! To me, those are exciting and entertaining things to do. And if people want me to call me boring or lame, I'm okay with that.

Man, I'm really out of practice with this whole blogging and writing thing, huh? Baby steps. There's that quote that gets tossed around on Pinterest and Reddit all the time by Ira Glass from This American Life, "...something something something, keep writing."Clearly, I need to take the man's advice to heart.

1 comment:

  1. I have suspicions that we might be the same person.

    Also, my favorite inspirational quote is also Ira Glass:

    “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one piece. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”