The forms have changed, as have the lingo, but empirically it always comes down to three simple things:
- Because I want to
- Because I need to
- Because I have to
I'm sure that all you who read this blog don't really care that I saw a deer or who I endorse for the presidency. Why would you? I don't lead a particularly exciting or eventful life. Perhaps the traffic to my site keeps increasing because I strive for richness. Not monetary but in my quality of life. I want every moment to count. Every damn one of them. Maybe you all can relate who knows. Or maybe it's just entertaining to see an awkward gal like me stumble through early adulthood! Whatever the reason, thanks for reading, because I really enjoy writing.
This blog helps me to focus my thoughts and wiggle my creative toes. Yeah, sometimes I could use a little feedback on writing and life (don't be afraid to comment!), but on the whole I write for me. I write because if I don't I'll either explode or shrivel up and die. I write for synthesis. I write for archival and nostalgic purposes. Ultimately I write because it makes me happy.
This ol' thing has seen The Last Unicorn go through a lot of changes, the great, the sad, the mad and the embarrassing. I love looking back on old blogs.
I'd like to bring a little bit more creative writing back to my blog. I'd like to bring a lot more creative writing back into my life. Times are funny for The Last Unicorn, but I won't deny the fact that wildlife is attracted to me like flies to garbage. It is lovely and bizarre. So I promise not to account for wild life run ins anymore, it's probably just getting old (NOT TO ME!!!). Maybe if I see a giraffe in my front yard, but anything that is indigenous to the Midwest I will glowingly keep to myself.
Pitchfork is less than two weeks away and moving about a month (hopefully). Holy moly where has the summer gone? Things are changing so fast. I have to throw on my running shoes just to keep up with my own life. I have no idea what the next six months hold for me, it should be quite an interesting ride. I'm excited.
A few things of note:
SOME PEOPLE ARE CUT OUT FOR THOSE THINGS, OTHERS ARE NOT.
PROTON ACCELERATORS CAN BE FUN.
IF YOU HAVE A BIKE, RIDE IT!
WHO REA,LLY CARES' ABOUT PUNCTUATION? A: JERKS.
MAKE FRIENDS WITH IDEALISTS. IT IS PAINFUL AND LOVELY.
I'LL ALWAYS HAVE A SOFT SPOT FOR YOU CONOR OBERST.
ESCAPE YOUR EGO, INVITE IT BACK FOR TEA, AND THEN DRAW UP A GAME PLAN.
STOP WATCHING T.V.
DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE
WHO CARES WHAT THEY THINK?
KIND OF LIKE SMITTEN.
READ READ READ READ READ READ READ
SHOW DON'T TELL.
MAKE THINGS WITH YOUR HANDS
DON'T READ SELF HELP BOOKS!
FREQUENT YOUR LOCAL FARMER's MARKET (mmm)
stay tuned till next time to see if The Last Unicorn can shimmy around for another hundred posts (fade out the clap track).