How Can I not Have a Blog When…

19 Nov

I really, really want to write. I always have, and I suspect I always will. It is the only creative outlet that I am even remotely, I wont say talented at, so lets go with not completely sucky at. Some people can cook, I mean really cook, without being chefs. Some people knit and crochet fantastic things, without being… whatever a professional knitter is called. Some sing or dance without being artists, and bloggers write without being writers. It’s so cool! I really wish I had realised this sooner!

I can be a pseudo-academic researcher. I am in the final phase of a very, very long era called studenthood and most likely facing a future in an office or a library or some such place. I cannot begin to express how much I am looking forward to an income and somewhat predictable hours, but most of all, not having the constant pressure of paper deadlines hanging over my head. To leave work and be free for the rest of the day. Nevertheless, it is the paper writing I am gonna miss the most. Concentrating all my brain-power on a subject that is so specific I am probably the only one interested, using language to force the readers into believing what I say is right and applying references from the most random sources, then constructing the whole thing in such a way that it cannot be argued against, ah… The joy. And as a hobby, with only my own deadlines! Yay!

I want to get a really cool job and blog about it. Ok, I realise it’s far-fetched but I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’ve seen it done. Perfectly normal people just start blogging about their everyday life and their interests, sprinkled maybe with some politics, cooking recipes or travel advice and a certain je-ne-sais-quoi, and all of a sudden their job is to blog about the stuff that interest them the most… All I can say is, it’s important to have dreams, right?

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One Response to “How Can I not Have a Blog When…”

  1. Michal November 22, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    Char, I know exactly what you mean when you are talking about the papers, I actually miss it too, writing about a more-or-less academic topic no one in his right mind would be interested in, and still enjoying it to its fullest. Good luck with your dreams, where would we be without them.

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