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Sunday, October 23, 2005

The Beginning

It had been suggested to me, and I have even toyed with the idea of starting my own blog. I have occasionally thought about what I would write if I would ever start one, but those thoughts were usually fleeting and I brushed them aside; I'd do it later. In all honesty, when I went to set up a blogger account tonight I didn't think I would actually be able to find a blog name that wasn't already taken.


So here I am, I have not only found a blog name that suits me and my current life situation, but I am actually writing my very first post! I feel like a huge, very exposed neophyte right now. For me this is big.

Since May, my life has taken several huge leaps forward:

-I gradutaed from college with a degree in Anthropology. Have no fear everyone (especially my parents) I will use this someday, it may not be in the next year, but it will happen!

-I officially moved out of my parents house in small town Wyoming. With the exception of college, I have never lived anywhere else. I was born and raised in the same area, lived in the same house and went to the same school from kindergarten until I graduated from high school.

-From small town to the big city: I moved into my sister and brother-in-law's basement in suburban Denver while I search for a job and start the next period of my life: being a "grown-up." This is definitely a work in progress.

-In a series of events that invovle both the end and beginning of relationships, I realized there are some key aspects of my personality that need to be addressed.

The biggest of these challenges is talking and opening up to people. Sure, get me a gin and tonic and I'll chat your ear off, but when it really comes down to it, when it involves issues in my life that need addressing, up goes the wall! So, this is me, talking and opening up. Of course, I won't be spilling all my innermost thoughts with everyone, but you have to start somewhere. If I can feel like I am capable of intelligently commenting on daily observations, musings or whatnot, then with any luck, brick by brick, the wall will come tumbling down.

Not only will you all get (hopefully) amusing anecdotes about my adventures on my quest to be a fully-functioning member of the adult world, but I'll be improving myself at the same time. Everyone wins!