The B!rth of a blog
In retrospect dressing up like a grandmother and rapping in a nationwide video contest that my entire company would see might not have been the most strategic business decision I have ever made. It did however teach me two things about myself....
1. I need a creative outlet
2. I find a dress oddly comfortable
Maybe sometime later I will expound on that second point, but for now lets take a look at the first oneÖ In this last year life for me has really changed. I have officially graduated college and become a "grown up". I am going to miss some parts of school like always having someone to hang out with, while other parts like my hippie math professor who liked to give us busy work while he flirted with the girls in the first row I would prefer to forget.
Honestly, now I feel like a young buck spreading my antlers for the first time, ready to take my first steps away from the forest into a new and exciting world, but not knowing where to go, I have landed in the middle of a busy road with two bright lights staring right at me. Should I follow all the traffic, punch my time card to live the American dream, all the while risking my life flying away for what; a big house and a nice car? Should I cross the road and forge my own path, but what if I end up like a smelly hippy deer trying to convince his friends to try this new ďorganicĒ grass, or worse smelling so bad that the only person that will hang out with hippy me is my old math professor? What If I just stand there and end up the hood ornament on some rednecks 92 Camaro having to listen to his wife rant from the passenger seat about how they should have gotten car insurance from that cute gecko on TV.
The biggest reason why I created this blog is because I need a creative outlet.
What I miss most of all from College is the opportunity to be creative, Whether it was playing guitar, developing marketing campaigns for bills in SGA, or creating a skit for my Fraternity, I was always creatively busy. Now that I am out of school I crave creative projects. I have always had a passion for technology. My ideal day is chilling at Panera or Starbucks with my Mac. I love just sipping on coffee and working on my laptop. Some days Iím palms deep in a Photoshop project other days Iím trying to learn the in and outs of HTML/CSS code. Computers have always fascinated me. I have never been the best at sports, donít get me wrong I love playing them, but i'm about as coordinated as a drunk giraffe. I think my biggest problem with sports is that I lost my confidence in middle school when every kid around me shot up a foot leaving me looking like a Keebler elf reject. With computers though, I have always had this feeling like I could do anything. With technology I am confident that no matter what the problem is I can figure it out. Whether that problem is creating a website from scratch, or removing that computer virus I got from clicking on a pop up of a cute kitty video (Those always get me).
I imagine as you are reading this that, if you donít know me, you might think I am some overweight albino amoeba slouching over his desk, allowing his hand short breaks from the keyboard only to grab stale Cheetos out of his limited edition Lord of the rings goblet, that he won by collecting five proof of purchases from his favorite cereal, all while stroking his Chia-pet that he nicknamed Gandolph .If that is what you are picturing then first you have a great imagination and we need to be TI friends stat, but secondly that image is not me. Although I love technology I also love people. I could never be one of those guys that just sits in his room all day. I love getting out, being social, and enjoying life.
but seriously dude with the imaginationÖ. Friend , TI Now!
You see, not only has graduating left me with a creative void, but moving to a different city also meant leaving the great majority of my friends behind. Now this isnít meant to be a sappy, sad blog that would be worthy of a lifetime movie adaptation, actually its meant to be the complete opposite. I also donít want those of you in college to thing that life is over when you graduate. Truth is itís just different and itís getting better and better every day. In fact graduating introduced me to something I have never had much ofÖ.MONEY! I finally have enough green backs to warrant actually carrying a wallet. In reality I donít really make that much, but when you are used to living on roman noodles and bread apples (A bread Apple is when you mash sever pieces of bread together till it is in the rough shape of an apple, then you eat it) and then you get a big boy job and you see some checks coming in that have more than two digits you feel rich! Now I can actually afford fruit, notice that I said afford fruit instead of buy fruit. I donít really understand the value in fruit when you can just buy a bag of skittles and it is essentially the same thing.
So after some deep thought I decided that I needed a way to fill the two voids in my life; creativity and being social. I need a creative outlet. So I said to myself, SelfÖ. What can I do that will accomplish this? Thus the birth of this Blog! Actually to be honest my first idea was to make a fart app for the iPhone, but then I found out that new fart apps have been banned, thus the birth of this Blog!