Um… to be perfectly honest, I’m being a complete bum, playing on my new iPod Touch (thanks, Walmart, for your Social Media Outreach giveaways!) and reading Twilight (thanks, Stephenie Meyer, for letting me be a giddy 12-year-old girl again!). So I guess I’d have to answer my own titular question with a resounding/embarrassing “no”…?

(Actually Twilight IS giving me some unexpected insights to my writing, but I’d be lying if I said that made up the majority of my motivation or enjoyment.)

Anyway, in lieu of real thoughts (which would require real thinking, which I am boycotting at the moment) here are some things you should read:

1. Mary’s new blog Displaced Texan.

2. From John August’s post “On being here or there”:

Your twenties are a crucial time, and I’d argue that it’s harder to discover yourself — or reinvent yourself — when surrounded by a vast network of people who already have a fixed opinion of who you are. I went to college and grad school not knowing a single person, and while it was a little terrifying, it was also liberating. Decoupled from my previous opinions and embarrassments, I was able to become the 2.0 and 3.0 versions of myself. I could only do that by going somewhere new. By changing place.

3. Floreta’s beautiful post “Trust”. These are my favorite lines:

I am prepared to live my life alone. Not in cowardice, but in triumph.

5 responses to “Personal evolution — are you doing it?”

  1. Liz Avatar

    I hear ya sister. Total sloth right here. Let me know what you think of the books… cause you’ll probably want to read right to the end of book 4. I know I did. I was entranced, and yet a little ashamed all at the same time. :)

    • Liz’s recent blog post: Good Weekend

  2. Sonja Avatar

    I clicked on the ad on your website just for the sake of clicking on it for your benefit, and then I was like, “Whoa, this book sounds really cool.” Now it’s in my cart. Sigh. Not sure my budget can support clicking on your ads regularly. :)

    By the way, “boycotting real thoughts” is often an extraordinary way to stimulate them… :)

    • Sonja’s recent blog post: I’m not always a complete dick and other revelations

  3. Kristan Avatar

    Oh, I’m only like halfway through the 1st book and I already feel that entranced/ashamed combo! :P

    Wheee! I’m spreading the craze! (Granted, we’re both a little late to this parade…)

  4. floreta Avatar

    when i read your post title i thought pffft! i haven’t done shit.. but then i realized you linked me because you thought i had. wow thank you!! :)

    • floreta’s recent blog post: Eat Your Heart Out

  5. Kristan Avatar

    Thank you for being so brave and eloquent. :)