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