Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Obligatory Post: Having too Many Things to say and no Time to Develop Them Properly

Blogging has turned out to be a little more significant than I had initially thought it would be. I just KNEW that I had tons of things to say and that I was going to be posting everyday to keep up with current events and in some cases, vent and bitch about my frustrations with the world and my existence in it. I typically ebb and flow this way; I am completely motivated and focused at the beginning of a project and I perform exceptionally well - exceeding my own expectations [which almost always seem to be abnormally high] and then becoming almost lethargic at the lack of a definite end in sight [because of the amount of work that goes into completing a project]. When I started to blog it was because I wanted to hone my writing and off-the-cuff critical thinking skills. Now, because of work obligations, personal struggles, and other factors, I am lucky if I can actually write a decent piece every 2 weeks or so. I have several pieces that I've started, but refused to publish because I couldn't develop the arguments in a balanced manner. This was not due to lack of trying though; I simply could not find the evidence needed to provide both sides of the story.

Again, blogging takes time. Most of my better pieces were written in knee jerk fashion, but were refined before publishing because I had put in the time to carefully research what I wrote about. I'm also not at a shortage for topics either, because so much awful shit is happening at one time that I didn't want to turn my blog into a CNN or FoxNews internet "Cliff Notes" brochure. So, I have decided to write about things that I feel passionately about and in the coming weeks and months that should be evidenced by my writings. If you feel as though there are things you'd like for me to discuss, email me through my blog. I'll leave this as an open thread so that way anything and everything can be discussed without folks feeling as though we're straying from a specific topic.

Start of the Podcast

I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting a great person through this blog who lives in also Washington, DC. We are in the beginning stages of starting a podcast that I am going to host in conjunction with this blog. I'm still looking for a title and I'm sure that my muse is just waiting inundate me with ideas for shows. I still need a name for my show, besides BLKSeaGoat's Rambling Rant. You will also hear from some of my blog sisters Like SheCodes, Symphony, Professor Tracey, and AttorneyMom, as well as others, as I begin my foray in the web based radio. So, if you email me a decent name for a show, there's a 25.00 Starbucks gift card in it for you! *LOL*

DC Law School Forum

I attended the Law School forum to get mentally prepared to re-enter the application process as the last two years have been major distractions. I was not ready two years ago to return to academia and I'm certainly not ready now. However, I recognize that it MUST be done because I still have a fire burning inside of me that's compelling me to take this road. It has been kismet and cathartic at times, because no matter how far I've tried to get away from it, I feel it as my calling. I am particularly gifted at very effective advocacy and having a legal education will only enhance that gift. The only thing standing in my way at this point is , well, ... ME. The forum was great and, at least in the short term, will provide me with a consistent reminder that I have got to get crackin'!
So blogosphere, what say ya'll?


Mari-Djata said...

I understand what you mean about blogging --it's the reason I haven't started one of my own. I'll definitely tune in to your podcast when it's up and running.

Good luck with law school!

Symphony said...

Good luck. Your passion will make you great, I know it!

And I would love to hear your fire. Speaking brings so much more emotion to one's words.

Professor Tracey said...

I can't wait for your podcast. How about calling it - Watch Out Now! because folks are going to get read on that podcast. Lawd!

focusedpurpose said...

hi there:-)

follow your passion!!! there you will find your blessings and also be a blessing to others. in the event that reincarnation isn't quite right, NOW is the time to follow your heart's desires.

i will look forward to your podcast. the way that you express yourself cracks me up, informs me, and inspires me. it will be a very good thing! i will keep my eyes and ears open:-) if i have a moment of unbridled creativity and think of a name, i will e-mail you.

blessings in abundance and great appreciation,