So…here’s the thing…I’m terrible at running my own site. It never comes highly on my list of things that I need to get done and that’s just unacceptable.
So here’s mental me, putting his foot down, and demanding that I get some shit done.
This summer has honestly taught me a lot about myself. Who I am as a writer, where I am in my life, and what the future might hold for me as I continue to finish up my degree and time at the University of Central Arkansas.
First and foremost, I still have a lot of growing up to do. I keep falling down the same rabbit holes and looking up to wonder where all the time has gone to and that’s just wasteful. I have this wonderful, amazing life that I’ve been given and I have to stop wasting it. Now I know, I’m never going to be able to stop being a ‘gamer’ and I’ll always have problems with delving into internet videos, but so does every other person out there. It’s all about the moderation of both and making sure that I use my time wisely.
Secondly, I am so sick of working at minimum wage in places that I know aren’t going to be a career for me. Don’t get me wrong, the people that I work with are the real reason that I stick around, but I am ready to become part of a community that upholds writing and creativity in a way that builds me up. It’s hard to find places like that in Arkansas, but I’ve started seriously looking around and honestly, I think that this site might become a platform for an idea I’ve had mulling about for some time now. (ie. be on the lookout for that)
Now, onto what’s currently going on:
– I’m interning with Idle Class Magazine and it’s certainly teaching me a lot about working with others and making sure that my time is well-organized. It’s also taught me that there are so many amazing, wonderful creators/artists/musicians/actors/etc. throughout our state that do not get the recognition that they deserve.
– I have been preparing Heather, myself, my fraternity brothers, and everyone else for the arrival of my good friend, Callum Dootson, from Edge Hill University. He’ll be studying at UCA for the next year and I couldn’t be more excited to have him here. There’s so much that I want to show him and to experience with him, but I know it’s going to be a slow moving process and that our time will fly by quickly.
– Finally, I’ve been thinking about what I want to do with my life. I love writing so much, it’s always been my outlet and my escape from the rest of my life. But, over time, I’ve started realizing that I don’t want to have it as an escape, I want it to show little moments that I can play over and over again. I want it to hold up that which is precious to me. I want it to be my friends, my family, and my future.
So, what does all this mean?
It means I’m coming back into this full force.
It means I’m using this as a platform for everything I do from now on.
It means you’ll be bombarded with a hell of a lot more notifications.
So here’s to the future of this site and my future as a writer. I hope you’re all prepared and ready for the wild ride we’re about to go on.