I spent the first Monday after I graduate from my Hanover College splurging on the recent TV show my family and I are crazy over: Suits. The entire day, I’ve sat down, stayed down, eaten Chinese, and watched episode after episode. Honestly….it doesn’t feel so good. I have a little bit of my life together and I can pretend that I’m some big somebody because I got my degree, but my brain keeps telling myself that I’m being lazy. Or maybe I’m going crazy from the amount of hours I’ve been sitting down and doing nothing. Not that relaxing is bad, but it wasn’t really very relaxing. I know that in the long run it’ll be worth it because my family will spend hours over dinner laughing from the quotes we’ve used in this witty, lawyer show. But the truth? Is that I deserve to figure out my life and relax on my own terms, if I decide what those terms are.
But at the same time, I’m writing this blog, trying to be productive because, even though I’ve graduated, I still have a laundry list to do.
Blogging for an actual job.
Finishing up an essay and all the details summarizing a grant trip I just took.
Applying to more jobs.
Schedule the orientation and other opportunities already set up.
Figuring out an exercise plan.
Yet, here I am. Why? I took all the trouble of making a new email address because every email address I already had were taken up by a minimum of two different blogs each. The hassle of figuring out which blog with which email I was logging into was too much trouble. So I started a new one. A new one to commence my graduation from college and keep in touch with my friends. And if anybody else liked my writing? It’d be a plus. Plus, I get to practice my writing and that’s never a bad thing, even if I sound like a fool half the time.
So I’m writing this blog for myself, I’m writing it or my friends, and I’m writing it to that random stranger who happened to come across my blog. The cool thing about the first blog I started was that I could see the traffic, I could easily do a lot of things for free on blogger.com. And it was pretty cool seeing a few people from France read my blog on college fashion, as corny as it was. However, if I’ve learned anything from college, is that I have to pursue my dreams no matter what others say or how much attention they give you. However, I’m not writing to explain what a pessimist college has made me. In fact, I consider myself an encouraging realist, one who sometimes has her head in the clouds but can level herself out pretty good.
Actually, since I’m talking about myself, I should make my biases straight. I’m a feminist, I support equity and equality, I was a Christian, now I’m searching, I’m Latina, I support diversity, I like to think I’m open-minded, but I’m also firm in my values.
What else? What else is needed in this less-than-formal blog that is in the hands of a passionate idealist? Something different that will at least attract and retain readers. How about this: every post will contain a lesson of the day. This is a journal so it will include my babbling, but I do value education and at least recording my own findings will help me reflect on what I’ve experienced in life.
Lesson of the Day: Help around the house.
While we were watching tv all day, the dishes slowly piled up and trash slowly covered any white space in our kitchen. Thankfully, my family left the house for a bit, so I wasn’t under the influence to be lazy and began to at least do the minimum of taking out the trash and rinsing all the dishes.