As I've mentioned, I have several nephews and nieces. I first opened a Facebook account in order to have more contact with them, especially my nephew, Justin. Some in my family think that Justin and I are very similar, and I think that we are, but not in the way that they think. It took me many years to establish who I am and what I wanted, and a lot of my family think that Justin is going through that same thing, but I don't agree. Justin wants to make a living as a singer/ songwriter, and is working hard to accomplish that goal (sidenote to Justin: you can't do it if you aren't totally focused, and focus does not come from outside sources, if you know what I mean). The problem is that being a singer/ songwriter is not seen as a practical way to make a living, and they are waiting for him to grow out of it, and to grow into something more practical, much as they see me as having grown into who I am. No, the way that Justin and I are similar, is that we both have a need to live lives that are special. I'm not saying that I think that we are special, or that we know things that other people don't know, but we both have a need to be that person that lives in our head. Only time will tell whether Justin accomplishes his goal. In my case, I finally did find a way to make a living, and I am living an "acceptable" life, but I was just riding along when this life happened. Justin seems to be looking for something in particular. We'll see.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I'm on facebook. Yes, it's true, and evidently I have 49 friends. No matter that some of them I've had to look up in my 1977 MHS yearbook (I knew that there had to be a reason I've kept that thing all these years). I will also admit that I open my Facebook page everyday. It's kind of like a car wreck, I just can't seem to look away.