I wrote this post in 2016, and I wrote ONLY this post in 2016, and then, as I so often do, I abandoned this blog for two years. Can you even call it a blog if it only has one post? I abandoned this one lonely post for two years.
But now I’m back! From outer space! I just walked in to find you there with that sad…just kidding, no one’s reading this. Anyway that’s not how the song goes.
I was re-reading a blog I actually wrote on six years ago, and was encouraged to discover that my old writing was actually kind of sort of fairly good-ish. What I liked most was how un-self-conscious I was back then, at a mere 24 years old, so I thought I’d wade back into the overcrowded pool of internet blogging once again with that same approach. For fun. Keep your expectations low (no expectations, no disappointments). We’ll see where this goes.
Which brings me to the title of the blog: Moving in a Direction. This isn’t to imply aimlessness, but rather it’s meant to reflect the idea that things are ever-changing and unpredictable and we might often course-correct, but the key is to keep moving. Much like evolution, there is no end goal, there’s only adaptation. So with that, I’ll leave you with one of my favorite (abridged) quotes that I often remember when I’m feeling stuck, whether due to inertia or attachment:
“It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” -Megginson/Darwin (basically)