Monday, April 16, 2007

The April Update


I have not posted anything since my birthday.

I have not been idle. In fact, I have been quite busy. So busy in fact that lately I have grumbled about not having the time to do things like post to a blog.

I am currently in the midst of several things:

A) I am a seeking another job.
The job that I am currently working at is not working out. I gave it the "college try" and found the cons far outweighing any pros I could come up with for staying. While you can't run from every situation, you should recognize when something is not working out and that it is time to call it a day. I have been looking for sometime and unfortunately the deadline I set is coming sooner than I'd want it to. There is lots of advice and lots of jobs that if I lived in a different state I could take. I believe that I will find something suitable.

B) Writing.
I met someone in the middle of last year that reminded me why I enjoyed writing. I had essentially turned my back on it. Slowly but surely I have regained my interest and am working on some material. I did participate in National Novel Writing Month, though I did not get as far as I wanted. I was reminded of author David McCullough's observation that "writing requires discipline." My discipline in this area is slowly but surely getting there. I hope to begin collecting my 'ding' letters soon.

C) Relaunching the Weblogger meetup.
I realized that I needed to "pick a direction and go" rather than soliciting and soliciting for feedback as to what the Blogger meetup should be. I hope to relaunch it in June with a focus on writing and blogging. I have also taken the time to educate myself on some of the topics in blogging that I am not as familiar with.

I still volunteer some though there were other things such as chorus that I dropped because I realized that it was time to move on. Unfortunately, I won't be able to go on the two upcoming trips to NOLA offered through Boston Cares. I hope to go in November again.

I still visit interesting and cool blogs and websites and will reinstitute the Monthly regular feature again highlighting those blogs and websites I find interesting and think that you will too very soon.

On an unrelated note, I feel sad for the families that lost someone at the Virginia Tech shootings. There is no explaination for such things. As Wordworth said, "we must find strength in what remains behind."

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