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moving is really hard work.

moving is really hard work.

Bienvenidos! So, I changed internet addresses, mainly because I was looking for a change and this seems like a good way to start. Actually, I'm looking for a lot of changes and this is the least scary way to start. That's probably a more apt description. My creative life lately has been more or less abysmal (alright, maybe that's a harsh assessment, but any creative person who hasn't been creative lately probably isn't happy). I decided the best and fastest way to get over this foolishness was by writing more. I do love to blather on, although I like to make it entertaining blather for my two readers worldwide.

The month of September has been a pretty great one (minus the lack of creativity part). I did end up going to San Diego thanks to an employer perk called "Team Time," which is basically paid vacation that we earn when hanging out with each other outside of work. For various reasons I had a massive glut of team time and so off to San Diego it was. San Diego was a big, beautiful kick in my ass. It was so gorgeous and happy and I had such an amazing time with my sister and meeting people that it really opened my eyes to the kind of rut that I have gotten myself into here at home.

Truthfully, it's not hard to get into a rut being in Delaware. It's actually much more unlikely that you lead an exciting and full life when residing in this state. So, I've decided that it's really time to start looking to get out of Delaware and really start doing big things. I think the hardest thing graduating from Portfolio Center into this crapper of an economy was being so worried about finances that there really wasn't a question about being picky in terms of holding out for the right fit in an employer. The right fit was one that paid me enough that I could pay off Wells Fargo, Wachovia, AES, and the federal government every month. I feel more in control of the future now. Even if I have to stick around the 302 for a while, at least I'm not chomping at the bit to get out of my Outback Safari shirt and flair. My job might not be amazing or terribly exciting, but I do get health benefits and that's pretty damn awesome after not having them for two years.

Another thing that has jump started my recent gung ho sally forth stride toward doing new and exciting creative things was (a whole lotta caffiene, I'm talking enough to fuel a small village in New Guinea for a week, AND) getting lost in the internets. I know that sounds ridiculous, but I used to be one of those people who couldn't be online for too long. I'd just get overwhelmed by all the goodness I would find. For a packrat, that is good and bad. Exciting it is, but until I figured out a good way to hoard all of the internetty goodness, I just couldn't handle it. And then I found ImageSpark, which I now could not live without. Once I found ImageSpark, I knew there had to be other things like it out there and I finally decided to figure out what delicious was (see, again, I knew it existed but I never bothered to figure out what it was because I couldn't be bothered). And then there is my Google Reader. Like my DVR, it is a blessing and a curse. Mostly a blessing. I read all of these amazing blogs and get so inspired, and then I find more blogs off of those blogs, and so on and so forth, and yada and et cetera.

And so, dearest internets, I'm learning to conquer, classify, and hoard you, and I mean that in the best and most productive way possible that will lead me to being more creatively fulfilled in the extreme near future.

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