Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Casual Post 1 (Ft. Blog Updates)

Ugh. I never really know how to open these general posts for this blog. I used to try and be formal when I first started posting, but now it just feels weird to introduce myself in general. I hope everyone has been doing well. For those who have not been reading the past few updates, I finally graduated from college after four long years! Who knew that the best time of my life was going to be so damn stressful? Anyway, leaving college opened up a lot of time for me these past few months, and I found myself getting a lot of writing done as well as doing a lot of preparing for my gap year, which sounds way more relaxing than its turning out to be. I’ve enrolled in some classes at my local community college in order to get some extra courses that will benefit me when I get into a graduate school program. I think the most pressing issue at the moment for me is finding an internship where I can get some extra experience to really set myself apart. I feel like the volunteer work I’ve been doing is great for grad school applications, but its honestly impacting my mental health a little more than I would like (ironic considering I volunteer at a crisis line). Besides that, I really REALLY don’t want to go back to work at some restaurant or retail store again. It’s bad enough dealing with rude people most of the day, but working in a place like that during a pandemic for little pay? Not exactly something I’m dying to go back to. More updates on that later.

Going away from that area of my life, I want to talk a little bit about what I have planned for this blog. Reader, I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I am itching to bring some fresh perspectives on things. I’ve spent the last few months learning about different medias that I really want to try out with this website. Currently, I am working on my first serious collection of poems that I want to do a lot with. I don’t want to spoil any of the surprises, but I want this collection to be more than a set of expressions that can be read. I want this collection to be a narrative that is expressed and experienced through as many senses as possible. I’m really excited to be working on this project, but I would love some feedback from you, dear reader. Is there a particular idea or medium you enjoy the most? Let me know either in the comments, through email, Twitter (@OfficialRodolfo), whatever works.

I’d like to end by just thanking all of you once again for visiting this site and reading. A lot of the time, when I write these things, I feel like I’m whispering in the middle of a busy street, but then I see that there are some of you that are actually listening, which makes all of this just a little more rewarding and meaningful. So thank you.

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Good talk,


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