Why I haven’t been writing

Again, I haven’t written here lately. I’ve been writing a little more elsewhere, though. I have an article coming out on Enhancing Capital sometime this week. My journal is also a little fuller than it was a few days ago.

I was right last time I posted here—I am settling into somewhat of a routine, now that I’ve got the first six weeks of a new job behind me. But oddly, that routine doesn’t involve quite as much writing as it used to, and that’s not because I don’t have the time. Frankly, I don’t really know what to write about anymore.

Part of me thinks this has something to do with the quantitative nature of my day-time work. I’m a research analyst for a market research firm. I study survey results from every which angle, looking for interesting trends to show our clients. This isn’t complex math by any means, but the reasoning I’m doing certainly falls on the left side of the brain (if you believe in that sort of thing).

Because of this, I think, I’ve been noticing order in things—road patterns, architecture, ways of speaking—that I didn’t notice before. Music is especially interesting these days. I’m a little better now at keeping rhythm while playing, and I’m noticing more of the complexities in rhythms in songs on the radio. I’m adding up daily expenses in my head. Weird little things like that—things that don’t leave much time for the types of political/economic/financial considerations that usually make the muse for what I post on this blog.

This isn’t like some uncontrollable impulse. This doesn’t happen all day, every day. Just every so often, I find myself thinking about how things are ordered and arranged where I used to think about what things mean (in a philosophical sense). But I guess order itself is something worth considering philosophically—order is heaven’s first law, after all.

I’m also taking a somewhat advanced microeconomics/game theory class right now. And graduate-level econometrics. And macroeconomics. Maybe those are more to blame. And the fact that I come home super-tired at 11 o’clock most days.

Or maybe this all has nothing to do with it. It sounds silly reading it over. Either way, I haven’t had much inspiration to write lately. My classes will be done for the summer after next week, so perhaps things will change then. Who knows. I’m happy either way. I do hope to write more one day—I’d love to write for a living. But until then, I’m more than pleased to keep at my daily grind. My job is intellectually stimulating and engaging, which is more than most can say. I ought to be thankful, and I am.

Oh…one more thing. I said in an earlier post that I have been working on a website whose name would soon be announced on this blog. Here it is: Vaycae.com.

I didn’t create this from the ground, up. I did brand it, though, and come up with the logo and marketing materials. The URL was my find, too. I’m really not sure what my goal with this site is—to get bookings, yes, but I’m not sure why. For now, though, I’m trying to market on social media and see how far I can get without paying for advertising. So be a pal and forward this to your friends? I’d appreciate it. I promise all prices are as good as you’ll find on Expedia, and probably anywhere else on the web. And everything is totally secure…I had some professionals tell me so.

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