For the first time in a long time, I feel pretty good about my life. That’s not to say that I walk around depressed all day, it’s just that I’ve been feeling stagnant. Everything was becoming routine. I’d wake up, go to work, come home, do whatever, then sleep. The worst part of that formula is that the “work” part was the biggest element. For a creative person like me, it’s not enough to live for my day job. I’m sure there are people out there who don’t mind the daily grind. Perhaps they consider themselves lucky just to have a job – and that’s fine – but I guess I just want something more.
Maybe it’s because I’m narcissistic – or maybe I just didn’t get enough attention as a child – but I love affecting people in a positive way. Positive. (Really. I mean that.) Even when I have the occasion to put an arrogant person in his or her place, it doesn’t give me the same kind of satisfaction that doing a good does, let’s say. I think drawing emotion or deep thought out of people is a positive effect, and that’s what I try to do with my writing.
Anyway, all this is neither here nor there. The reason I’m feeling so good is because I’m back on track, taking steps to further my creative life. And I mean going beyond writing the odd restaurant review. 😉 My screenplay is on its way to that mysterious reader I mentioned earlier. The production crew for my short is coming together. And there’s a writer position with a video game company that I love for which I sent my résumé. And it’s not that I’m unhappy with my current job; it’s just not what I want to do for the rest of my life.
Well, short and sweet tonight folks. I just felt like sharing.