The Next Horizon

The last time I wrote anything in this blog, I was in a very different place. I was still finishing a master’s degree, I was living at home, I have no idea what I wanted to do for a job, or indeed what I wanted the rest of my life to look like. My world has changed a lot since then. I have stable employment. I have my own place. I balance a laundry list of bills and household chores. If I had been able to go back and tell myself about the changes that were coming to my life in just a couple of short years, the younger me would have been stunned into silence. There’s a reason I haven’t had time to write much lately. But after such a tsunami of change, my life is finally starting to stabilize again to the point where I’m just beginning to wonder again what is next.

Not that I expect to answer that question any time soon. This achievement has been long enough coming that for now at least, I will be comfortable knowing that I have locked in my existing gains. Which brings me to the question of why I’m here again, setting keyboard to digital paper. The truth is, this particular blog as always remain something of an unrealized project. Historically when I wrote things, I did it out of a kind of necessity. In academia it was for the grades. After school hours, I had an idea that I wanted to preserve a written time capsule for myself. In those strange nether years between undergraduate and graduate school, I wrote to stave off sadness and self doubt. But as with everything else in my life, my goals are changing again.

I have always wanted to document a serious attempt at becoming a renaissance man. I have no idea if that will ever come to pass, but I finally have the time and the mental energy left over that I can devote a little bit of time each day to some intellectual growth. That is what this place was truly for in the beginning. Things like the state of open source, urban planning as it relates to disability, and some Idle musings about what makes a good life have always fascinated me. And now that now that pretty much everything else in my life has reached a state of happy equilibrium, it’s time to start looking for a new summit somewhere on the horizon to set my eyes towards. Maybe I’ll find it somewhere in these blog posts.

It’s good to be back! If you read my blog in the old days, thank you for your kind support. This place won’t be as singularly focused as it used to be, but I will start tagging future posts, so if you find a subject that interests you in the coming months, please feel free to leave a comment. If you are new, welcome! I hope to get to know you better soon.

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