There’s one aspect of my writing and my English in general that I feel like I fail at on a daily basis: my vocabulary. I’ve had conversations with people with these extensive vocabularies where I feel lost. Frankly, I feel like an idiot. Someone with a larger vocabulary than myself can be intimidating in conversation. When it comes to writing and talking, I didn’t spend my time learning new ways to say the same thing. That doesn’t make me stupid or less intelligent in any way. Words are a portal to ideas, and there’s many different ways to get ideas across. There is no right or wrong way to get a point across.
In 1999, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. This is one aspect of my life I really don’t talk about, until now.
I’ve been gone from this blog for quite some time. There’s tons of reasons for this: I’ve been writing more for Comic Vine, I’ve gone through a horrible case of depression (I’ll get into that in another blog later), and work at the college has picked up. Before I talk all about that and get very serious about the dark, dark hole I’ve been trapped in for weeks, I think it’s very important to discuss why I smell absolutely awful right now.
I guess I now have a reoccurring theme in my writing: questioning why I made certain decisions in my life and analyzing them. Luckily, I don’t regret my choices in life, and I’d rather look at things in a positive light. No sob stories here.
I graduated high school in 2000. Graduating high school was one of the better moments in my life because of how much I hated high school. I didn’t understand it’s point because I, at the time, felt the focus was too much on the social side of life and keeping everyone in line rather on educating children about the world we live in.
So, there’s been a few changes in the past week or so. My big thing was that I wanted to do the Great Western Trail (from St Charles, IL to Sycamore, IL) last weekend…
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these because a lot has changed, and not so much for the better. Back in April, I started smoking again…