I’ve realized for the past couple of months that my life is fairly boring. That isn’t to say that I’m dissatisfied with it, but when someone asks “What have you been up to?”, my response hardly contains more than “Not much.”, which is to say “Trying to keep myself and Daniel healthy and occupied, working, and sitting at the computer.” There are certain people with whom I can talk about one or two of those categories, but very few people who understand all three…and the conversation isn’t all that great. It’s no secret that I’m unhappy at work, but I’m trying to leave that at work and not bring that negativity home with me…so I try not to talk to work outside of there except in broad strokes when someone asks me what kind of work I do. Few people outside of friends who are parents and family members are really interested in Daniel’s development and I hate to come off as bragging, so I don’t talk about that much. Few people I talk to in real life are interested in gaming, let alone FPSes, so I don’t really like to get into what I’m doing with that. General websurfing isn’t really conversational. Neither is the organization of my music collection, the conversations I have with others online, or the work I do with PHP-Nuke.
I’ve got a lot going on, but nothing interesting to say. I really want to find something that I’m passionate about that I can do in my free time, but I don’t know what and I’m kind of limited as a single parent. I’m signed up for a CPR class in a couple of weeks, but that’s a one night thing. I really wanted to sign up for First Responder training (mainly for my son’s sake, just in case something happens), but it didn’t fit in with my schedule, as it required a committment of four hours per night, two nights a week…including Monday nights. Maybe next Spring. We’ll see.
It’s taken me a long time to write this, as I got interrupted by some work-related stuff, but I did get to spend 2 hours or so talking to a couple of IT guys from other departments in the College, which was good for both networking and venting.