i came across this video the other day of indie artist Kawehi (and thought it was awesome), and it made me think about how amazing it is that different people’s brains can work so differently. to some people, music just makes sense… it flows naturally and is interpreted and synthesized natively. to others, it’s math. or design. or code. or writing.
or multiple things (that’s just not fair).
i think part of life’s journey is finding out what your natural strengths are and comparing that to where your natural interests lie, then deciding which path to pursue. for some, those paths are the same. for others, those paths are different. for many, those paths probably diverge and converge at various points in time. it’s important to reassess every so often, because over time you can discover or build strengths, strengths can languish, and your interests can change or evolve.
i’ve really missed blogging. not that i was ever a very devoted blogger. but when my mother’s condition deteriorated in june of last year i just felt like i wanted to pull my life inwards, into a little ball. slowly i’ve unraveled the little ball, starting with “real world” social interactions first, and now re-establishing my online interactions as well.
for me, there are 2 main drivers for blogging:
i’ll admit it, sometimes i like hearing myself speak. usually it matters if someone else is listening but with blogging, honestly i dont care so much. just the act of putting thoughts down on paper (in this case digital paper…) is therapeutic.
i like being able to reread old blog entries and see the world through my past self’s eyes. someday i will reread this entry and remember this moment, and it’s going to be cool. like taking a trip in a low tech time machine.
so here we go. getting back on the bicycle. unraveling the ball.
lets do this.