When I decided to create a blog, I immediately had a problem: I needed a name. Not just any name would do. I wanted it to be interesting, but not too abstract. Relate to me, but not necessarily use my name. Most importantly, it couldn't already be in use.

Of course, my mind was blank.

And continued to be blank for quite some time.

Luckily, I gave up and listened to some music instead. More specifically: Relient K. Inspiration struck when I came across their song "Maintain Consciousness". Here are the lyrics:

Our concentration it contains a deadly flaw
Our conversations change from words to blah, blah, blah
We took prescription drugs but look how much good that did
Well I think I had a point, but I just got distracted

Lately it just seems to me
Like we've got the letters A.D.D.
Branded into our mentality
We simply can't focus on anything

Because its
17, 18, 19 routine
And here at 23 it's the same old me
And that one thing of the moment
That we all happen to like will
Only very temporarily
Kinda break the cycle
Of the double edged sword
Of being lazy and being bored
We just want more and more and more
Till it's all we can afford

To keep our eyes open for just one more day
To keep on hoping that we'll stumble on a way
To keep our minds open for just one more day
Cause its completely up to us
To maintain consciousness

Well no one can possibly listen to this
More than 4 reps is just monotonous
We're losing interest, losing interest, losing interest

First of all, I love the fact that Relient K never takes things too seriously. They make a point, but they have fun with it. Second, this particular song seems relevant to me right now. As I mentioned in my very first post, I don't have any serious hobbies. In fact, I feel like I've gotten to the point of "being lazy and being bored"...and I don't like it. So I'm hoping that blogging will motivate me to go out into the world and DO something. Whether it be traveling to new places, reconnecting with old friends, or simply starting a new craft project -- I'm going to need things to write about.

In other words, I'm counting on this blog to help me Maintain Consciousness.

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