November 29: For things that inspire.
A friend, who herself was part of the big push at just the right moment that inspired me to seek professional help for issues I didn’t understand but knew I had, posted a link to a blog this day. I have fallen mostly off my blog reading for the past year (sadly and promise promise promise to get back soon, although I think it served a purpose), but catch a few here and there, and am so glad I didn’t pass this by.
And this is that post: The K Is No Longer Silent: Passing for Normal.
I hope you will take the time to read it. It has inspired me to work on a post regarding my reactions to it and to be honest with myself, and you. I hope to post it soon, but do not know when it will be finished.
Everyday someone inspires me. And I have, on occasion, had the honor of hearing from some friends that I have in turn inspired them. This day it was because someone is joining my Pre-New Year’s Resolve project. Isn’t that wonderful?
November 30: The internet
I think, as you sit there reading this, you will not raise an eyebrow. But some of you might. This internet thing has crept so slowly into some of our lives that I don’t think many of us realize just how often we use it or for what we use it. Sometimes I forget, but then I think about the few months I didn’t have a smartphone, and what it’s like being at home without a computer RIGHT now. And how restricting NOT having the internet makes communication.
Let me age myself a bit. When I started using the internet we had dial-up. Oh, I shudder to think of it. I also spent time (lots of time) in chat rooms that generally involved writing our own HTML codes and god forbid you get it wrong. It totally throws off the whole conversation if it isn’t in your usual color with the right handle, and please don’t forget to end your code properly or you really looked like an idiot. That was back when I was known as either >Aurora< or `harley. I met my friend Courtly when I was...15? We still keep in touch on FB (oh! And he introduced me to my favourite artist a long time ago).
Facebook!! Remember we used to PowWow or AIM each other with our clever little avatars. Thanks to Facebook I am friends with people from high school with whom I rarely spoke (even in our very small school) and they enrich my life. My dad’s cousin found me on FB and I get to chat with her daughter, who I never knew existed. It blows my mind to think about it!
Thanks to my blog I have friends in England, Australia, & Uruguay. And I get to keep myself motivated to TRY to be a good version of me.
And so concludes our month of gratitude. But don’t worry. I think it will continue in its own way.