I’m back. It’s been a while since I’ve last written anything meaningful, not to mention a blog post, but this morning I’ve finally started to write again.
The past months have been transitional in many ways. After finishing my thesis (my last post topic), I graduated, said goodbye to a large number of friends and places and bits of normalcy, got a real-person job and a real-person apartment, and moved into a new city that I had always visited but had never been a part of. I started a new life. The verdict is still out on whether or not I am happy, but people keep telling me that I am young and shouldn’t yet have any idea of what I want to do. I am hoping that time proves them correct.
In the meantime, I am trying to appreciate everything to not take things for granted. I’m trying to act like I did when I was abroad, where everything was a new experience and everything was worth experiencing, but it’s hard to get into that mindset. I am too close to home even as I am far away from everything I have ever experienced before. I keep trying to tell myself that this is a new beginning, and that everything is as good as I make it.
So here is to new beginnings. Here is to the twenty-second (almost twenty-third) year of my untitled rough draft, and here is to the first pages of a new chapter that no one– not even me– knows the storyline to. It’s going to be an adventure. I hope you stick around for it.