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March 11, 2003

Enough Already

I'm just starting to take this blog by the scruff of the neck and work out what it *is*.

Someone (it may have been Gary Turner) once said that a blog was the online manifestation of their intellectual life, and I've often noticed that mine seems to act as a cerebral divining rod...

I had recently started thinking this writing had been maudlin and self-centred for a bit too long, and it was time to sort it out - give everything a bit of a kick up the arse and take positions on a few things other than my own misery.

About a week later I noticed that I was thinking in the future tense again. Evaluating opportunities, information and people in terms of what they might be, rather than what they would have meant in My Old Life.

Remember when you break up with (well, are dumped by) a long-term partner, there's the day when you realise you haven't throught about them for several hours? It's how I feel now.

I was involved in a lot of very unpleasant things at work, both with recent events, and also spending years battling for existence in a structure that didn't particularly want me there.

And it now *doesn't matter*. Odd how much brainspace that frees up!

A bizarre side-effect is that I've found my reading has slowed down, because I'm looking for new information, rather than skimming for keyphrases that will enable me to evaluate things in my existing framework of the world.

I'm learning, excited, and my mind is slowly waking up...

Posted by Tom Dolan at March 11, 2003 12:19 PM

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Sounds positive! good luck...

Posted by: Julian at March 11, 2003 03:47 PM

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