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So. Let's hear it for the ol' One-Post-Month last month, eh?

It's just that I feel I have very little to report. My life plods on into mediocrity, the only news of interest being decidedly uninteresting to most of you. I work. I troll the internet for new and interesting things to read. I fill up notebook pages with plot points and back story connected by knots of arrows and haphazard indentation. I muck with patterns and tailor them to fit people who don't necessarily wear their waistbands under their armpits. I occasionally surface to attend social gatherings (I'm sure some of you would say far too occasionally, but let's not kid ourselves; I'm a bit of a recluse at heart, and sometimes thems the breaks).

Many of you have heard me ramble on about taking a few classes this winter, and while I've pretty much decided to do so, I'm now waffling on what to take -- or perhaps, how *many* classes to take. I had all but decided on taking Psychology 104, and then I started poking around the Grant MacEwan website and stumbled on the Bachelor of Applied Communication in Professional Writing program, which allows part-time students. Now I'm waffling on what to take, PSYC 101 or PROW 100, and idly wondering if I should bite the bullet and take both to see which I prefer.

It's not secret I'm a Jack-Of-All-Trades kind of person: I've got a steep learning curve, I like to learn new things, and I tend to be good to very good at a lot of different things, but not amazingly or masterfully good at anything in particular. I've always wondered if I could be that good at writing. I'd like to be that good at writing. Not necessarily or exclusively fiction -- though writing and reading fiction is one of the great joys of my life -- but in non-fiction and editorial capacities too. I'm better at writing than I am at pretty much anything else, and if I could spend every day reading and writing and evaluating writing (including the writing of screenplays, television, and copy) I think that would be just about the best life ever. It's what I do in a large percentage of my spare time. It's what I've always done with a large percentage of my spare time. I've always had an invested interest in being a better writer, a better editor, a better explainer, a better debater, and a better storyteller. It's just that I never imagined I could really make a career out of it. And now, here I am, twenty-five years old and wondering if maybe that's what I was supposed to do with my life. If maybe that's what I'm here for, at the end of all things.

How dramatic of me, eh? Feel free to roll your eyes whenever you feel it appropriate. Sometimes you've just got to give in to your inner soap-opera.



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