I'm constantly examining my own life, my actions, my conclusions, always in search of a better way. A better way to think. A better way to feel. A better way to show up in the world. A better way to find a better way...
This relentless search can be difficult at times, for I often find that there are few others like me who care so much about what is not immediately evident to most people. But there are others, I know that. I read their books. I watch their movies. I listen to their ideas. I watch. I learn. I know I'm not alone.
But it'd be nice if I had somebody to distract me!
I have a lot of ideas... I'm interested in writing. I want to write a children's book, and a script for a puppet show. I tried making a comic-book last summer. I'll try again.
I coach high school wrestling, and am currently in the middle of my 4th season of doing so. This is really the only consistent passion I've ever had. It is a huge commitment, but I'll probably never give it up.
I play guitar and jam with my drummer friend at least once a week. We're trying to combine black metal and jazz. We are cool idiots.
I also read a lot of random non-fiction.
My taste in music varies wildly, but anything that resonates with my emotional state at the time of consumption is going to be with me for a long time. Its crazy how certain songs really can bring back memories that were thought to be long forgotten.
I tend to like movies if I notice some sort of underlying meaning while watching the characters or the way the cinematography is done. I get excited about a movie whenever I notice a metaphor or some kind of technical device that I didn't know existed. Hence, I am a fan of watching movies more than once. I like to "see how they were done", not just see them.
-water (I drink a LOT of water)
-other people's perspectives
Where have I seen a similar problem before?
How do I make solving a problem into playing a game?
Who do I know that could give me some good advice?
When am I going to be satisfied with the answers I already have?
Call it planned spontaneity, call it what you will.