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Meredith's Miscellany - 07 August 2002

So... My lack of ability to update this site regularly begins to show...

Of course having my Live Journal site isn't helping much. It's so much easier to jot down a quick thought there than write a page and upload it here... Still... this site definately serves a purpose as I'm reluctant to make lengthy entries to live journal and sometimes you just need to make lengthy entries. ;-)

I've been noticing a lot of things recently. Among them is the fact that the friends I communicate with most frequently live just about as far away from me as the country will allow... Apparently I'm not that great about keeping in touch with those close by. I definately need to improve on this. Along that vein, I've gotten back in touch with a friend I haven't seen her in about a year, so it'll be interesting. I'm wondering how she's coming along in her major (she wants to be an astrophysicist).

Other than that, I've come to realize a few other things as well. For example (pardon the whole going christian thing for a few moments) I'm not where God wants me to be either career or location wise. While I'm comfortable at my job (always a dangerous thing) and am an integral part of my department (if not the company), I'm not supposed to be here according to God's plan. But it's not easy to leave a comfortable job in a shaky economy and find the courage to look for something else. This, of course, triggers the whole question of am I putting my will above God's will, etc. etc. -- If you don't get it, don't worry, as I said, it's a christian thing.

Talking with my friend Sarah a few weeks ago, I realized I hadn't done any creative writing (not including journal entries and poetry) in many, many years. This struck me as unusual since once upon a time I used to have 4 or more stories going at all times (no, nothing worthy of selling, just stories to amuse myself). So, I'm dusting off some old books I had about writing techniques, reviewing old stories, realizing my greatest weakness is characterization and giving it the old college try. We'll see how that pans out.

As for now... Gotta run! Check my Live Journal for more frequent updates!