Passions Pit

What do you want to be when you grow up?

At the moment, I want to be a copy editor. I actually am a copy editor, but I’d like to be more of one. (And as a side note, any mistakes you see in my posts will have to be excused, because this blog is mainly for me to express my thoughts as they come.)

What if editing doesn’t work out? Then I’d like to go into web development. I know, I know; it’s the newest job trend. But being involved with computers – hardware, software, internet – has always been a keen interest of mine since I was in primary school. Granted, I’ve had a lot of interests since then, but these are the two that stuck.

When people asked me what I wanted to be, I told them I’d like to do editing or computer repairs. That always turned or tilted heads. Many people were quick to point out how “unrelated” the two fields are, and on the surface, yes, I can agree.

When you think of writing or any of the arts, your mind fills with images of the starving artist, colors and emotions splashed against every wall, blood, sweat, tears…

Conversely, the image of a computer repair person or programmer is static, almost robotic. Sterile and cold, in a way.

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Finding Focus

As mentioned in my introduction post, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer. It was a great experience and definitely worth the two year contract living and working in a foreign country. If I had the chance to go back and do it again, I would. (Of course, I would change a few things…)

So now, I am back in my home country. I find myself feeling like I did when I was a fresh college grad, escaping one world (academics) and entering into a not-quite unfamiliar but equally confounding new world (everyday life as an adult). I’m also faced with the trepidation of finding a job, settling into a routine, and overall being a productive member of society.

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Renewal

This blog was originally meant to track my journey throughout my service as a Peace Corps Volunteer, but fell pretty quickly by the wayside as I launched myself head-first into, well, my service. Now that it’s two years later and all said and done (and perhaps I’ll actually blog about my adventures one day), I wanted a place to plop my more personal feelings.

Gotta love domain recycling!

I’m not doing this with the intentions of having a ton of readers or followers. As 2017 slowly unfolds, I want to push myself even further. There are a lot of things going on all at once in my life right now, and while it’s not impossible to keep up with, I know I have to have some sort of outlet for how I’m coping and how I plan to carry on with my life.

Thus, this blog.

I kept the old tagline, “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” Not to toot my own horn (doot-doot), but it’s still fitting. Maybe just for now, maybe for the rest of my life. And if someone out there happens to be reading this at some point in time, welcome and watch your head. Maybe you don’t know where you’re going, either. But together, we can find our way.