Fact: I was a strange kid; I still have quirks like the best of them.
When I say “strange,” I mean that my type of “play” was a little different compared to other boys.
On the playground, I lived in my imagination, conquering the monkey bars, owning the play castle, shooting energy balls at other Dragon Ball Z lovers like myself. At home, I played with toy cars and built Bionics, played with Lincoln Logs, and Pokemon cards, as well as Yugioh.
But for the most part, my imagination did not stop on the playground, and at home, I also played with other types of toys.
My step-dad said it best when he tried to send me to my room, after having sent my siblings to their respective rooms: “Justin, I would send you to your room, but I think you would enjoy it too much. I would send you outside, but you would probably find a string and be just as entertained.”
Punishment alluded me, because everything entertained me.
Amazing, the power of imagination.
Anyhow, I spent a lot of time at my elementary school desks making my pencils and erasers talk to each other. They had full-on dialogue between themselves. At home, my sister’s beanie babies – and my own stuffed animals – held concerts or reenacted scenes from The Lizzie McGuire Movie.
All that to say, I was easily distracted because I was constantly aching to create. The same still applies today.
Writing evolved to editing, editing to photography, photography to acting, acting to singing, again singing to writing, writing to journaling, journaling back to camera work, and recording to editing.
Round and round it goes.
I long to create and refine. Do you have the same desire – or a hunger like it?
This hunger calls to me to continue to adventure, and so I will.
In the very near future, I will be developing a YouTube vlog. It will be, I think, my fifth attempt.
[These were the predecessors: first a banter blog with my college roommate, second a “singing” channel with a college friend, third a relatively successful challenge blog with friends, and fourth a trial at the beginning of this year to test and see if I still enjoy video-making. I do.]
The channel will catalog the new upcoming season of my life. And I am so excited, especially because I bought two new books to help me out!
Happy adventure! If you have the hunger like I do, try something new and exciting!