Today is the first Friday of not just July, but also of the latter half of 2015.
This specific Friday also marks the end of a nearly yearlong hiatus from Jiaxin Machine, and I am so excited to have the machine up and running again. While most of that time was spent in the stacks of a university library, I spent a lot of the year also wanting to rejuvenate the blog with a more focused creative strategy. I felt a lot of frustration at not being able to find a theme across my writing, and this frustration paralyzed me in many ways.
It took being in a large city for me to realize that my somewhat scattered posts were actually very representative of my current life. A life that is always in flux, especially as a student starting to think about career paths while also still needing to decide what to eat for dinner tonight. The more and more I think about it, the more and more I feel that my blog's topic dispersion is a very truthful portrayal of myself-- especially now as I try to maximize every minute of my time in New York.
While the writing across my blogs might tighten up a little, the content will remain largely the same. Maybe someday I will comfortably settle into a more targeted creative strategy, but for now I'm still exploring. In my month that I've been here,I have learned so much about both my professional and emotional self and I hope my summer experiences continue to paint a vivid picture of what my future may hold.