Note that much of my babbling now happens in my Trip Reports.
This is happy. This is very, very happy. I even found some Climbers at MIT.
On a school note, I finally realized that I graduated in June, and withdrew from the class I was taking this semester. I'm happy about this - relaxing, having time to play and climb, and enjoying life suddenly seem more important than taking a class.
I feel crazed with the urge to go play outside. I see mountains and I want to reach the top. Trails tempt me with the promise of undiscovered travels. Any excuse to get out and clamber about suffices.
And I'm not really sure why. Perhaps it's the knowledge that I'm leaving soon (in the year and a half sense). Perhaps it's simply that I've changed. Whatever it is, I like it.
These days, I wake up and wonder, "What new place will I find today?"
The pseudo-spring we're experiencing right now (it's sunny, it's snowy, it's sunny, lather, rinse, repeat) is enticing me into temptation in a hopeful attempt to hurry the onset of spring-like weather through mass consumerism. I'm not sure that there's a necessarily causal relationship between buying stuff and the seasons changing, but at least it's kind of fun. To date, this includes a new pair of running shoes (christened and used tonight - tres cool), new sunglasses, and lots o' miscellany. Now about that new bike I've been thinking of...
School is going fairly well so far this quarter. I've taken a new goal upon myself - to clobber my compilers class - and so far it seems to be working out pretty well. I'm not sure that I'm really in to this compiler stuff, but it's fun.
Listening to Enigma in a darkened room is a good thing.
My dream, for much of my older childhood, was ArosNet. I didn't realize it at the time, but my persistent idea of creating a huge BBS to connect people, etc., really did blossom into both my involvement with the Lower Lights, and then, when I actually had the ability (and the luck of falling in with excellent partners) to carry out my dream, into ArosNet. I believe that a dream is something that facilitates excellence, and without it, the best one can really achieve is "good", or some variation thereof. I need a passion, something I can focus on and dive into with the same passion I dove into ArosNet in the early years. (No, Aros doesn't hold that passion for me anymore. I believe it got wearied away by too much stress, and my not realizing that I was under too much stress. Ahh, youth. :-)
This obviously needs some thought, but I'm not really sure what the right process is to discover a dream. My dream is to find a dream? It doesn't sound right, because I'm not passionate about discovering a new dream, because I'm not really sure how to force something that's at its essense an intuitive/creative leap. I think that experience and play are the most likely candidates which will help me find what I'm looking for.
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