There is a certain sensitivity that I have developed with my blog. It is guilt, mixed with pleasure, topped with the pressure to represent myself correctly. I have not made the time to write a post in months and I am coming to terms with it. This is the need-be opener to my conscious effort of starting to write again.
In the past four months I have pulled it together and made the much anticipated move to Austin, Texas. “Texas! What is there in Texas for you?” exclaims all the regulars at my old brewery. I tell them of my thirst to drink in an urban lifestyle, of the need for inspiration, of the lack of patience I have to wait to start a new career path. A customer told me the other day, “Austin is a blueberry in a big bowl of strawberries.” I feel complete satisfaction from this statement, not only to mention the political metaphor, but also in a way that illustrates Austin as the place that allows me feel like an inspired individual.
The blueberry that I am now has led me to back to my blog with pride. My thought is that if I continue to collect and post, collect and post about all the things that I am interested in than soon there will be cohesive, visually pleasing representation of what my view point is. From there I can build better relationships with my career, my people, and myself. This is accomplished solely with a D.I.Y. attitude.
Now there is it… “D.I.Y.”… the plug that ties this whole abstract, emotional though bubble together. Doing it yourself. My ‘it’ being defined as the intangible journey over a summer’s time to get to my next goal. Saving, more saving, purging material things, packing up, saying good-byes, moving on, and trying to take it all in with my cat in the back seat. The tangible representation of this journey over a summer’s time is my depicted old shirt made anew. My favorite thin, white, button-up shirt that I ripped the sleeves off of is now newly spruced up with lapel points taken from an oversized Good Will men’s shirt. I love it as my latest D.I.Y project. I love it as the physical representation of my new life.