Blogs and I, well, we go way back. I have been blogging in one manner or another for since 2001, possibly before it was even called “blogging” and it was just a “News” section in a personal website that I through together with badly written HTML after school hosted by some free hosting provider (remember those?) with enormously long URLs that had to be deciphered by trained cryptographers. From the free hosting I moved onto paid hosting and my own silly domains and eventually onto CMS or “Blogging” platforms and more professional domains names (not that my current domain name is exactly a CV improvement).
Over the past several years, I have come to realize the wonderful world “out there” for me to explore and experience. Over the past year, I have come to realize the wonderful world “in here” for me to explore and experience. I cannot figure out which of the two realizations I am most excited about. I wonder if they are one in the same, I just have not come to that understanding yet.
It’s a new year! I am looking forward to 2009 and I look forward to another year of living my life for me and following my dreams. This past year I have set out to accomplish many goals and I think I’ve done just that. This year I will most certainly be doing more volunteering and certainly do more traveling with and without volunteering.
Happy New Year to everyone!
It’s been close to a week since I’ve landed “state-side” and have been adjusting to the time difference. All twelve timezones worth of it.
I am very happy to be home, in the sense that I can see my friends and family again. The timezones is not all that I am adjusting to. I hate to admit it, as it makes me feel very conceited, but since coming back, it feels that everything is sprinkled with the flavor of insignificance. I guess it’s just something I have to learn to adjust with now that i am back in the “real world” of work, bills and responsibilities. Though it does make me really wonder about the necessity for a lot of things, living on so little for so long.
I have just under 1000 pictures on flickr. I’ve gone through a good number of them already and given them captions and/or descriptions and will continue to do so in the coming week. Going through them is something I am enjoying very much. Reliving all of these great memories of a trip that seems so close, and at the same time so far away.
So, things have changed. For the better 🙂
I’ve gone ahead and reactivated my old blog, but I am seriously considering boarding it up and closing it down. I think it might be a good idea for me to put that part of my life behind me. I’ve also spent a bit of time considering not blogging any more. At all. But since I’ve enjoyed my dabblings in Tumblr, I am gonna go ahead and give it a try.
I am going to keep the title “Awkward Silence”, though for different reasons than why I chose it in the first place. I’ve also registered the domain awkward-silence.com and should be live sometime this week.
I will try to remain a bit more focused with the content on this blog. I will try to talk a bit more about my experiences volunteering, traveling, and maybe the misc item here or there.
I am looking forward to this new chapter in my life and I hope not to bore anyone who happens to tag along 🙂