Nerd Life

An enlightening past

It’s nice to reconnect with old friends you haven’t spoken to in a long time. And by long time, I mean years not days. I had the welcoming opportunity to speak to a friend last night after five years of silence, and it was very refreshing. We spoke of relationships, careers, taxes, getting older, and present issues. It’s nice to be able to chat with someone from your past that has a better understanding of who you were, who you are, and who you want to be. He gave me the best advice last night when I told him about the struggles of finding my place in the world of blogging, “Just be yourself.” Those three simple words changed me last night. We came to an agreement that writing was important to us and that now was the time to start, because what better time is there than the present? As we laughed over inside jokes and asked each other if we still had old habits from when we were younger, I felt myself relax and gain back small portions of me that various events had forced me to shove to the side. I deserve to be happy, and I’m working on getting there. I can feel that I’m still not quite there, but I’m getting closer. The past has a way of jading you, and that’s why it’s nice to take a moment to step back and look upon life unbiasedly.

When I came into work this morning, I felt like I had a better creative outlook on my projects and zoomed through my ta-da list faster than I expected. I even had a chance to get ahead for tomorrow’s workload! At my day job, that will always remain a mystery, our department’s busy season lasts from February and dwindles down around October. Getting a step ahead is a miracle in and of itself. Its funny how the small things in life affect your daily mentality without you even realizing it until you’re head deep in water. That being said, I ask that you take a moment to reflect on your day, whether you’ve got a moment during commercials or can zone-out while fixing a meal. Step back and ask yourself: did I make a positive difference in my day? Because there’s always a chance for positivity. Go on, try it. I dare you.