Well it’s been 9 months so I guess I’m a bit overdue to post. I do plan to continue and even finish the Creative Workshop Challenge at some point, but it’s on hold for the moment. Here’s why:
My life is cyclical. By that I mean, I have about 6 interest/hobbies and my time and attention to each of them isn’t equally spread throughout the year. Instead it’s hyper concentrated. I spend about 1-2 months on one topic, completely obsess over it, learn everything I can before eventually getting burnt out and then move onto the next one. I’m not sure if this is a normal or healthy behavior or not, but it’s my reality and I’m embracing it.
And while I’m talking about embracing reality…
It’s no secret I’m an introvert. I tend to keep my mouth shut around other people and speak when I feel I have enough wisdom and thought on the topic to present an interesting response. Unfortunately often conversation carries faster than I am able to conjure up anything, so I’m left silent for extended periods of time. Which causes people to think that I’m shy or worse, judgmental.
I’m the same way on the internet. I tend to stay quiet. I don’t like to stir the pot unless my thoughts are thoroughly developed and usually I don’t say anything. Which is OK I guess.
But the truth is, I tend to not like people like me.
I tend to like the people who present themselves as they are. Hiding behind silence, only to turn around and speak against/for something in private is simply called “passive aggressive” and really, does anyone find that attractive in a friend?
So…I’m going to try harder to be more honest, more open, and possibly open myself to some of the things I’ve been harboring for a while. That sounds more maniacal than it actually is.
Regardless, here’s to opening a new chapter of the blog…