Phew! What a week it’s been. Things have been pretty busy. After finishing up exams, I packed up all my stuff in preparation to move to a new place, and then came home for a few days. While at home on the weekend, I went to my cousin Bethany’s graduation, watched Crash Paper Plane (a band made up of several of my friends) compete in a battle of the bands, and headed out of town for a bit to visit my friend Melissa. Then on Monday, my dad and I drove back up and we moved all my stuff from my old place to my new place for the summer. So it’s been a busy time since then, unpacking and arranging everything. Of course, on top of that, I didn’t have the password to access the wireless connection, so I had no Internet for a couple days. I ended up travelling to school so I could check my email and such. But now that’s all settled, and so am I. For the most part, anyway. There are still a few things I need to do before the term begins, but I’ve got a list prepared, at least. Whether or not I actually do the things on the list is a different issue, but hopefully I’ll be productive enough to do some of them, anyway.
But on top of all these things I had to do, I also decided it was time to do another important thing. On the car ride…Continue Reading
Over the past few days, I’ve been going over some of my blog posts from the past. It’s part of an on-going project to add tags to all my 4 1/2 years of posts, and it’s taken me quite a while because a) there’s over 570 of them, b) many of them are long and rambling, and c) I get busy with other stuff and put it on the back burner. But I was reading through posts from June 2005 today, which was during a time of intense changes for me. I was graduating from high school, and things were very uncertain for me. As well, I liked a girl, and that always brings its own set of emotions along with it. I suppose reading about it brought back some vivid memories, and brought me into some self-reflection.
It’s something that I haven’t really done in some time. Not to any great extent, anyway. The past year, 2008, was one where I was focusing on my beliefs and my worldview. I didn’t have time to think about my feelings and my character, other than as far as they intersected with my beliefs. I suppose it was a necessary process, but in many ways it just seems like a step back. I was so busy with trying to sort out my beliefs about God and Christianity that I forgot to actually work on making myself a better person in the process. My gradual character development took an abrupt halt.
On top…Continue Reading