Weekly Blog March 31st, 2019: Building Towards Something

Hello Internet!

I hope all of you had a wonderful week. For me, this week was a bit of a calm before the storm. I completed training this week and next week I have some more before going on to complete on the job training. All of this training is building up to me finally starting off a job which might end up being a career. This idea of building up to something is what I want to talk about today, but first let me talk about the pieces that got published this week. Last Sunday, I published a Weekly Blog about you should Escape Your Small Town and go see the world. If you’re from a small town, this Weekly Blog will either offend you or you will totally agree with it. Basically, small towns can become obsessed with unnecessary drama and family lineages and its important to keep in mind that the world is a very big place and that small town drama doesn’t have to define you. On Wednesday, I published a Poem titled “Flight Risk“. It is a Poem all about watching the birds fly overhead and wishing you could just fly away and leave everything behind. The Poem is full of escapism and wishful thinking. On Friday, I published an Image Prompt titled “The Dragon’s Resting Place” which combines the idea of magic and pirates with a mix of secret society. It’s an interesting concept and I think it has the building blocks to be a wonderful book. But for now its just a snippet of a story about a Captain on a mission to retrieve Dragon Bones for some kind of magical organization. If it continues to gain traction and people really demand a sequel, I could definitely come back to it in the future.

In the past, I have talked a little bit about my life and how I recently got a new job. Over the past couple of weeks I have been going through a series of orientations and training sessions as they prepare me for the job. Through these training sessions, I am learning more and more crucial information as I ramp up to doing the job full time. Of course there’s a lot more on the job training I have to do and it will be a slow build up after that, but I truly feel like looking back these are just going to be the beginning steps that lead to an amazing job or even a full-fledged career that will spans many years. Its kind of exciting and also kind of scary to think about. But its also kind of like life. Each and every day is a building block that makes up the entirety of our lives. Some days might not seem very important at the time or will be forgotten over time, but others are cornerstones that create the foundation for our entire life. Moments like meeting our significant others, getting married, graduating college, the first day of a new job, and many others are positive milestones that help define our life, but there are also negative ones. Things like a death of a family member, becoming unemployed, or getting cheated on can all be big things that define our life as well. Life is a messy tapestry and all of those are just threads that make it up.

The idea of small parts leading up to something big was also on my mind because I went out and watched Captain Marvel this week. It was a good movie and even though it was mostly a stand alone, origin movie, it is also a building block of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It introduces the titular character of Carol Danvers who will probably be a major character in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame. The MCU is one of these things has been building since 2008’s Iron Man set up the idea of The Avengers and 2012’s Avengers set up a potential showdown against Thanos. Now Avengers: Endgame is less than a month away and it should wrap up what is now being called The Infinity Saga. Each of the Twenty One movies that have been released so far have been building blocks to a saga of superhero movies which have made Disney a ton of money while putting iconic comic book characters onto the big screen. Its hard to think about what the world of cinema would look like without the MCU and the idea that one huge connected universe could be this successful.

Another thing that has been on my mind is that it also seems like I’m building towards something here on the website. I have some ongoing series which multiple parts like my Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver Fanfiction or my Dungeons and Dragons inspired series, but I’ve also been building a community. I’ve been watching the number of Followers steadily go up and the growth of both visitors and views each month. With every Weekly Blog, Poem, Writing Prompt, or Fanfiction piece, I add to the collection of pieces on the website. Piece 400 is the next milestone around the corner and then I will be looking on to piece 500. I will be trying to grow the community more and more. I will be building upon the things I’ve already written while trying to better myself and my writing skills. It’s a strange mix of celebrating what I’m doing and what I’ve done while also looking towards the future and pushing myself to be better. Some of the pieces I write will become cornerstones which will become favorites of mine or yours as a reader, while others will just fall to the waste side. Kind of connected to that, I just want to say that I never know when a piece will go well or fall flat. Usually its the things that I think will just be alright will end up blowing up and a ton of people will like it. Then I write stuff I think people will like and it just does alright. Its strange.

Anyway, I guess what I’m trying to say is that in many ways, I’m building towards something bigger and I’m excited to see where the next few months will take me. Like i said, piece number 400 is only a few pieces away and might be coming out this week (hint hint). After that, I’m not really sure what is going to happen. I know that this new job is going to consume a lot of my time and writing might be placed on the back burner. I am going to try my best to keep up with the schedule I set for myself, but there’s no guarantees. Everyone here seems pretty understanding when I have to miss a piece being published, but I just don’t want it to be a common thing. If it gets to bad, I might just have to take time off of writing altogether. That’s really worst case scenario. For now just keep looking out for Weekly Blogs on Sundays, Poetry on Wednesdays, and Writing Prompts on Fridays. This Friday is going to be really special….just please come back and read then when it posts!

Thank you so much for reading that Weekly Blog! I hope you enjoyed it. If you did, feel free to give it a like or leave a comment down below. Go ahead and tell me about something big going on in your life or the next big project you are working on. I’d love to share some love down in the comment section and I want to hear about what is going on in your life! You can also Follow me here on WordPress if you don’t already and help me build a positive community here on WordPress. If you didn’t like this Weekly Blog, that’s alright too. There are over 390 other pieces here on the website touching on a wide variety of subjects, so I’m sure if you spend some time on the website, you’ll find something to read. To make things easier, you can start with the pieces up above which were published this week. Thank you all for all the love and support you send my way and thank you for reading my stuff. It really blows me away to see all the support from readers like you and it really makes my day. Thank you again! I don’t know what the future holds, but I know that all you wonderful people will be there to support me as I write.

I hope you all have a fantastic week!

-Allen_The_Writer

 


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https://www.fluentu.com/blog/spanish/learn-basic-spanish-sentences/

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