January 9th, 2002

beachy

Rockin' Down to ... Electric Avenue

Today, I'm feeling good about things, for no readily apparent reason. As I sit here, unemployed, having trouble coming up with strips for NeverNever, pondering all the things I can and can't do with my life right now, I'm happy nevertheless.

If you were to ask me why, I wouldn't be able to point you to a specific answer; certainly I've been in a deep depression about circumstances far better than these. Maybe it's the upbeat tunes I've got playing in the background; maybe it's the fact that, for the time being at least, I've still got a place to live, a computer, and internet access to post these little messages.

I've been doing a lot of thought lately about where I want my life to go ... come to no conclusions yet, except for this: I don't want to be one of the poor suckers starving, as Auntie Mame might say. I want to see beautiful sights, think about great thoughts, learn fascinating facts. And the amazing thing about that is so much is out there just free for the taking ... museums, libraries, parks ... all I have to do is get myself to them, which is more than fair.

I want to travel, which is a little difficult in my current circumstances, but will come with time. I keep remembering my road trip last year ... the closest thing to an "adventure" I've ever been on ... and how much I enjoyed it. It was pricey, tho ... very pricey indeed given my current financial status. I could afford it when I was working for a booming dot-com company ... now it would just about break me unless I could arrange to make it pay for itself.

Since I'm looking into new careers anyway, I wonder what sorts of careers entail traveling. I'll have to do some research there. This is a job for the local library! ;) Or the internet.

But first, I gotta go draw. Can't keep my fans waiting after all. (I have fans! I still can't believe that. It's very cool, tho.)

Hmm ... what was I talking about?

Hey! Something shiny! *chases it*

-The Gneech
  • Current Music
    "Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant, duh ;)