Writing From The Ordinary

There were two primary factors driving my decision six months ago to start this blog. First, I wanted to keep myself writing. Not only is it something I enjoy, but being able to articulate thoughts and ideas clearly is a skill that everyone should have, and practice makes perfect.

The second factor was that I wanted to document my life enough to allow me to really appreciate it. To have a record of everything. My personal journals tend to only be used if I'm upset, so they're filled with more angry, illegible scribbles than anything else. Here, I'm putting things out there. Things that I can look back on, things that hopefully other people can relate to.

But the question is... how can I write anything worthwhile from living an ordinary life?

What 'Gilmore Girls' Taught Me (So Far)

My daily end-of-the-night routine lately has been to plant myself on the couch and watch Gilmore Girls. I do this every day, so I'm really not sure what I'm going to do with myself when I finish the series. (Something productive? Ugh.)

I never watched the show when it was on the air, but I am now in the midst of season four. I've watched more than 70 episodes, I think Lorelai is the best, and I wonder just how many jobs Kirk actually has.

What I really admire about the show is the real-life feel of it, with everyday characters living everyday lives. Lorelai doesn't wear a different designer jacket every time she leaves the house; she tends to repeat the same three or four. It's relatable. It's a great show with a lot of solid life lessons woven into every storyline. Here are a few things it's taught me so far: