Hello from the New Computer

where in heaven’s name is the cap lock on this thing?

I mean I can hit Shift, but that’s taking me forever! Oh well. My new Samsung Chromebook is actually pretty cute. It’s way smaller than I’m used to, but I dig it! Plus I loved the discount.

I’m going out of state this weekend. I’ve never been to Phoenix or Mesa before, but I’m excited to visit Arizona (with the boyfriend and company). But we’re flying to get there, and the last time I flew, I think I was around five years old and have no memory of it. I’m a bit nervous, but it shouldn’t be bad. At least I hope not. I would hate for this to be the last word of Ashton Widdison on her crazy popular blog. Yeah, right.

I’ve been listening to an audio book in my car that I’m enjoying immensely. I read it once before several years ago, but my friend Misty lent the audio to me and the narrator has been a delight compared to the last book I battled my way through. Not My Type: A Single Girl’s Guide to Doing It All Wrong by Melanie Jacobson is humorous, creative, relatable, and actually quite inspiring. It’s about a girl who is busy throwing herself a pity party since everything in her adult life has gone wrong, wrong, wrong. Then her dad pulls her out of it by issuing her a challenge; write thank-you notes and actually try to go after what she wants.

One of the things that has inspired me is the fact that the main character, Pepper, has a dream of being a journalist. She writes a blog and ends up getting a job for an online magazine doing weekly articles about online dating by going on random dates and writing about them. While I definitely don’t want to be a journalist, it reminds me of this random idea I had. It’s probably dumb, but it’s just something I’ve pictured. I’ve heard of people who wish they could journal but don’t have the time, or they don’t know how to keep one, or they hate writing. What if they had a writer they could just be interviewed by and they get to have their very own biography? It doesn’t have to be fancy, but it would get down the parts of their lives that they want remembered by their kids, grandkids, etc…

See? It’s not ground breaking, but it was just an idea. But I can’t really imagine doing something like that. First of all, I’m not very good at talking to people. Two, I’m busy as is! I can’t start up a new little business like that. Especially one that probably wouldn’t be very popular.

But sometimes I like coming up with random ideas like that. It might be cool. What do you do for a living? Well one thing I do, I help people get their own stories down on paper and bound in a book of their very own.

It’s after 10. How? The rest of the day was dragging, but the moment I get home, time hits the fast forward button. It was my bro Logan’s eighteenth birthday (ack! my baby brother’s an adult!) and we went out to dinner as a family to celebrate. It’s been a great evening but it’s over now.



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