Monday, January 2, 2012

Not Just a New Year

I have no idea where that year went. It was certainly shorter than 2010 right?
Actually it was an incredibly stressful year as far as my personal and school life goes.
Good thing I have you all to talk to.

This is indeed an exciting time of my life. I'm becoming an adult (and will be turning 21-years-old in February) and am quickly being faced with how I am to live my adult life. To be honest I'm excited and nervous, but that's not what I want to talk about today.

I don't want to reflect on the last year right now, and I don't want to talk about the upcoming year either. That's what everyone else is doing on their blogs. You don't want to read more of that.

Firstly I should explain my Christmas gift to you guys. I should but I really don't want to because that would ruin the fun. Let's just say it has something to do with something I've mentioned before that I've been working on. Oh, and it was written in pencil on receipt paper.

Secondly I am totally excited to say that with the money I got for Christmas, I was able to buy myself a brand new Nook Color! This means that I can finally start to see exactly what the world of independent authors publishing on e-readers is like, which is good since I'll potentially be a part of that world someday on the horizon. I was honestly worried I wouldn't want to use it for books since it can browse the web and play apps, but it turns out that having the ability to shop for millions of books at my fingertips is somewhat like the cliche metaphor of throwing a kid into a candy store, granted you throw him through the door and don't accidentally direct his body into the window or pavement.

Lastly I couldn't be happier to announce that coming up this month will mark a whole year since I got engaged, and a whole four years since I started dating my fiancée. If men who venture to get the affection of women call themselves "players" then I daresay I'm "winning the game".

I'll get to talking about all that aforementioned stuff later this month, mmkay?

Here's hoping things to according to plan this year.


Anonymous said...

To be honest I've never really looked at your blog until now and in a way I feel somewhat guilty. This blog, is basically an extension of yourself and reaffirms the path you've chosen in college and your future. I'm glad to you see that you are going for something you are passionate about. When I think back and compare who you once were and who you are now, I can see that you are the same person. I'm not sure if you understand what I mean though. If you go back 10 years and think about all the people you've met and how they are now I think you can agree they are very much the same. True they have new experiences,beliefs and ideas, but I can only see them as they once were. I find it almost creepy as I realize the difference between being a kid and an adult is almost nothing at all besides what some people would call "maturity" and responsibility. But now I am rambling and this is getting away from what I want to say and that is-Ryan I see you are as writer. Not only in the present but in the past and in the future. I guess what I want to say is - good job finding your passion,your "element", the thing that makes you who you are. Keep going and cast away any doubts that you may have. We never really get enough support and this is mine to you.

Ryan Matejka said...

Thank you very much mystery person! Wise words indeed.