If there’s one thing I know it’s that a great support system will take you far. I know that not all people might have actual people like this in their lives, but an online group of like-minded people or at least approachable and encouraging folks could be found as well.
No one really knows what they’re looking for. Seeking and seeking all the time is what endless amounts of writers claim to do. Maybe this one too, however this writer is conscious of the end goal. To be truly honest and raw with oneself is a trait that more people might be opening towards, however it is still difficult to practice the words “look at yourself in the mirror and tell me who you see.” Often what is seen is not the person that wants to be standing there. It’s a hard truth to come to terms with, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
You are great. You are already well on your way to achieving your goals, even if you don’t think so. Instead of writing them down, do some of them. Try to do the things that make you stop and think more often than not. Reflection is powerful force. All the tools you could ever need are inside your head and your heart.
As the title of this blog would assume, I am a writer. I am also trying to figure out what to do with my life. This blog helps me vent. It helps me focus on other things, like giving helpful advice or making arbitrary lists. No rhyme or reason to any of the posts, but I try to have a theme for each if possible.
The dictionary definition of trajectory is the curve or projectile, like a rocket in flight. In Geometry, this refers to a curve or surface that cuts all the curves or surfaces of a given system at a current angle. It’s possible that I look up the definition for trajectory often and just stare at it on google. Either way, you can see that it refers to an upward moving climb. Something that is going up, reaching higher and thrusting itself into launch. Like a launchpad, but already lifted off. Into the great unknown. The statistics would assume that I have it all planned out if this is the title, because trajectory refers to things that go up right? But, quite the contrary. Maybe it sounds exciting because it means hopeful in your mind, but in my mind it is also in the title as a way to mean the exact opposite.
This blog doesn’t always make sense. I strive for nonsense on the daily in fact. But, at its core, it is still a place where I write the things that I hold dear. Some of those things don’t matter in the long run or the grand scheme of things, but I really like to get the ball rollin’ and live in the present moment (Yay idioms!). Regardless, the way I see myself now will probably be different than how I see myself five years from now. When I began this blog four years ago, I can certainly say that I picked the title at random to muse about my writing and whatever came to mind.
I advise people who do use the word trajectory to know why they’re using it. Do you know it means the curve described by a projectile or rocket in flight? Isn’t that cool information to know? Yes, definitely is some Jeopardy level knowledge there. Which is to say its general knowledge that you should already know. (Not assuming that you know everything on Jeopardy though, that would be premature but anything is possible on that game show). So think up. Think to rise above. Go around the curve, sweep through it. Find a path removed from gravity with which to give rise to your talents. That word to describe what you find can be as simple as “path”. It can be as easy as knowing that you are moving up, not down in what you do.
The trajectory of my life continues to ascend and force me to reach for the stars, in a metaphorical way of course.
Or, maybe you don’t care. I’m not snowed in and I’m not sick, but I have been writing. Nothing for myself, though which when I think about it is kind of important. So, that’s what I’m going to do here. Write and pretty much just say why I like it so much.
I want to maybe publish something. Like self-publish. Short writing, poetry, a novel maybe? Not sure, but likely something having to do with the first two. It got me thinking about doing what I really like to do, because that is probably going to give me greater joy.
But besides writing, how about them Olympics? I feel like people are watching. Like, the Olympics gets me so excited. I love watching them. I don’t think I’ve ever watched the Winter Olympics this much, it’s kinda awesome but it probably shows how much time I have on my hands. Figure skating is my favorite to watch and the new slopestyle skiing freestyle is also pretty awesome. Snowboarding is also pretty rad. (lol, “pretty rad” after awhile you start talking like the athletes, huh?) Anyway, it’s something to be excited about when everyday life is really blah sometimes.
I wrote fav like that in the title because that’s how it’s spelled in Canada (and the U.K.) and pretty much everywhere else I think, but maybe the U.S. When I was younger, I remember I used to spell the world with a ‘u’ on spelling tests and would get counted off. Like colour vs. color and favourite vs. favorite. Over time, I eventually got used to spelling it without the ‘u’ because you know convention and life. But, if you ask me, it’s my favorite way to spell the words. It sounds and looks so much more lyrical. I guess that’s the way I think, not everyone accepts this spelling or convention and that’s all right too as it probably shows where your true roots are, I suppose. (Yes, this means I’m for Canada when it comes to hockey and well some other things as well).
So, that’s a small thing. A larger thing? Words. They can be so inspiring sometimes and get us through the hardest moments (or the best moments). Words can be in poetry, songs, debates, blogs, and articles. If you know what you’re going to say, that’s makes it all the more easiar. Sometimes it doesn’t always come out the way we hope, though. This is probably the hard part, but we try to pretend like that is only a small issue (obviously easily resolved). People express themselves in different ways, sometimes through words and sometimes through actions. Hopefully, whatever it is brings positivity in the way you think. It’s good to hope so anyway. I think we can all do something which gives us joy (in some way or another).
Writing, breathing, living is what is all comes down to for me. I’m pretty simple, but last week I realized that I’m probably going to have to start thinking outside this small-town box and step into the big city one day. Any big city. Just take that plunge because that is where I will find the people and stories that I want to write about. It’s coming. Not in the near future, but possibly the distant one. Going after new things and stepping out of my zone; trying to make sure that I know what the heck those things are first is the harder part.
Also, I wasn’t going to use gifs at all in this post but changed my mind upon deciding that they are awesome and I like having them in posts. However, I think it’s better to give credit to them (best as possible anyway). I might also remove gifs in previous posts or change them so they have better credit.