I guess it is time for another blog post. I don’t know. Every now and then I just stop writing or write very little over a long period of time. I think this is to be expected. I’ve been thinking about what else I could possibly touch on and there is quite a bit I should write about, but where do I start? What is going to be my next frontier of blogging? I think, in a way, I’ve gotten over the whole personal development phase in my life. I guess my life is moving in another direction. I’m still working on spiritual development and comedy, but not so much on constantly changing and tweaking my diet, because I just can’t do it right now and that is okay with me. I’m letting certain parts of myself coast while I work on other things. And this is something that has to be done.
I am eternally grateful to have this medium to express myself and I often wonder why I don’t use it so much anymore. I have this wonderful feeling of nostalgia when I read some of my previous posts and remember how committed I once was. But life comes at you fast, and in my effort to slow down the pace of my life and try and spread that message to others, I do not accomplish quite as much, but I do enjoy myself more than I did previously. I felt like I was running around in circles trying to be one of those superachievers that most people loathe. I am not a type A personality. I would say I am more of a type Z as in Zzzzzzz. But at least I accept that. And I know I can lead a good life like this and be successful, so it shouldn’t really matter so much how motivated I am at particular times.
Thinking outside the limiting box and moving into new and exciting possibilities is always something that keeps me afloat. As I start getting back to the health I often took for granted, I think about how my comedy career is going to pan out and how I can improve as a writer. I’m spending a lot of time in natural settings, such as under trees and in the woods. I am developing a deep appreciation for life itself and its cycles. I guess you could say I am relearning to enjoy life again. I am, at times, developing an almost child-like view of the world, watching ants and squirrels walk about in the forest and noticing things that adults are supposed to have tuned out by now. I like watching the turtles swim in the water while I finish reading my latest Chuck Palahniuk novel. I now really appreciate all forms of artwork and I can see the person who created it in all of the works. It’s a nice feeling.
I am more fully adapting to a minimalist system because I now see how trivial most of the things we own really are. However, there still are some things I cannot do without and many of the gifts I got from other people have this sentimental value I can never forget. When people ask me what I want for Christmas, I have no idea what to tell them. Maybe some comedy CDs, but I feel if I get to many of those, I’ll never listen to them all enough and feel like they weren’t worth the money someone spent on it. I have YouTube and that is all I really need right now. Actually, I probably don’t need that so much, but it is nice every once in awhile to look at some of George Carlin’s or Steven Wright’s material. And Chris Rock. And Richard Pryor. And Louis C.K. And Zach Galifianakis. There are just too many…and Jeremy Hotz.
It feels good to get back into writing again, though. Most writers understand this. You forget how it feels to type out something that is coherent, well-thought out, and has a message to share with the outside world. It is liberating in a way because you are so free in this way of writing. There are no boundaries, except for maybe the English language. Well, I have to go. Prior committment. Peace.
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