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.