Greetings to everyone reading this. Thanks for being here. I wanted to briefly announce the advent of several new contributors to this blog. The title of the blog may not be general enough anymore, but all our thoughts will be as one. These new contributors will be uploading on their own and receive full authorial credit for their contributions, of course.
I’ll effectively be the editor-in-chief of the Thoughts from here on out, depending on how all of this goes. That aside, I also hope to keep posting my daily thoughts and the occasional longer piece. Expect another soon.
Anyway, be on the lookout for supplemental announcements about specific contributors over the coming weeks. If any of you reading this are particularly nerdy about some subject (anything, really) and want to add your thoughts to this collective, let me know in the comments below or on Twitter.
There is a lot of frustration and guilt associated with being under-employed. You hate that it’s hard to find an extra or full-time job, and you wonder deep down if you’re just being lazy even though you probably aren’t. Doesn’t keep people around you from entertaining the idea from time to time, though.
And you hate yourself on those odd days where regular work lets up and your side projects don’t work out. You stress so much over trying to keep busy, to justify your existence, that you accomplish less of substance than if you had spent the entire day doing something like watching Netflix or playing Skyrim, all of which are holdovers from more prosperous times you feel guilty about for even owning and enjoying.
And, yes, First World problems and check your privilege and other Internet-branded ways of saying fuck you right to your face. True, I’m not in any immediate danger of going hungry, but I still feel useless. I still feel like I’m not living up to some archaic societal standards I don’t fully understand.
I said awhile back I wish adulthood came with an instruction manual. I’ve said that for years and I see myself saying it for years to come. I missed something somewhere along the way and am reaping the whirlwind for it.
I’m not asking for pity or even understanding. Just recognition that this country is full of people, good people, who have worked hard and have very little to show for it. So far, anyway. Two things the world will never take from me are my honor and my hope.
Happy Sunday, everyone! Here’s a music video in keeping with my continuing Witcher 3 obsession. Does the awesome wash out the corny? Does the corny wash out the awesome? You all be the judges. Give it a view.
I wish my student loan holders had faces I could punch. Who’s with me on that one?