Last summer, in what seems like another lifetime, I thought I would start a blog.
I came up with a name; “Urban Ambles” -which I felt captured the intended theme of the blog. (as defined by Webster’s , an amble is a “casual stroll, generally through a public place”). As an architect, I thought it would focus on observations about the environment that I lived in, worked in, played in. I might share snippets of my work, comments on the profession. I set it up, created a nice layout, learned the basics of blogging, announced that I was going to do a blog-……………………………and I made one entry. One.
Then, late last year, I lost my job.
So, there I am, fourth from the left.
With time currently not a problem, I thought I would try again. I thought maybe I should rename the blog in light of these new developments………. perhaps , ohhhhhhh, I dunno…….. Urban Shambles? I decided that I would stick with Urban Ambles… for now.
In addition to the aforementioned focus, it occurred to me that this would also now most certainly be a chronicle of my involuntary participation in the great economic meltdown of 2008-09. While losing my job sucked, I am in the middle of an extraordinary moment in our history.I have never been caught up in a global maelstrom such as we currently are experiencing, where today’s ‘news’ often directly affects me.
Ultimately, this is a blessing, I have been relieved of duties at a job that wasn’t working out. I now have a great opportunity to send myself in a new direction. Now THAT is exciting.
So, at this point, I don’t know if blogging is for me or not. Could this be an important part of my transition to a new chapter in my career, or am I just one more ranting idiot with a computer? I dunno, we’ll see. I have always felt I have something of interest to say, but how to say it?
I hope you enjoy the blog.