Friday, January 1, 2016

Write an opener for your autobiography they say

Think Kit is back and it is welcomed! Let's jump right in.

If I were writing this current volume of my autobiography, the first line summarizing my glamorous life would read something like this, "I'm not sure how much of my life is grounded in reality these days." Sure my day job, some aspects of parenthood, and paying bills keep me grounded but beyond that, my head is elsewhere.

The prologue would suggest that perhaps it's some sort of halo affect from being around a couple of really imaginative kids. Maybe their unadulterated imaginations and dreams create some sort of wake that I'm subconsciously riding. Whatever it is, I truly enjoy it. 

The opening summary of this autobiographic volume would also mention the media I consume, particularly what I read and my music.  I've recoiled at the tone, presentation, and general content of the non-fiction I typically read (news, political analysis, etc.). This leaves me with fiction. As a reader, you know how easy it is for the medium to transport you from where you're  currently sitting.  Additionally, the music I predominantly  listened to in 2015 sends me miles away. It's a random combination of genres that feels like a mix between NPR's Hearts of Space and Indy's 91.9 on the fm. All of it creates a contemplative state.

 I welcome this shift away from reality. It feels like a spiritual Renaissance, of sorts.   After years of preoccupation in practical matters,  things have balanced back out and can be summed up by my opening quote mentioned above.  I do enjoy the way my story is shaping up.


I'm blogging this month as part of Smallbox Design's community project Think Kit (  It's my 3rd or 4th year doing it and it's real entertaining for me, and sometimes my audience.

I'll be blogging from my phone, more times than not this Think Kit. Please excuse typos or editing lapses because this screen is apparently still too small for those sorts of things.

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