To sweep things under, of course.
That’s what happened to the sporadic posts between when this blog was created until now, years later. I’m a big fan of the blank canvas, and I’ve pressed ‘reset’ mostly by moving to new cities. But all the things that have happened, the posts written and posted and made private, they still exist.
It’s funny there’s so much advice on saying no at work, or knowing when to move on from a doomed project. I’ve never had trouble stopping, even after spending all my time and energy on something. I’m guessing it’s the not best tactic for life. But I’m still here, so it’s not the worst, either.
My motivation this time is… accountability, I suppose. This little corner of the internet is quiet, unremarkable, but out in the world. Hopefully it’s enough to help me out.
Welcome to Reameliorate.
ame·lio·rate verb \ə-ˈmēl-yə-ˌrāt, -ˈmē-lē-ə-\
transitive verb: to make better or more tolerable
intransitive verb: to grow better
— ame·lio·ra·tion noun
— ame·lio·ra·tive adjective
— ame·lio·ra·tor noun
— ame·lio·ra·to·ry adjective
Reameliorate is like verbify, a word that doesn’t technically exist but people can tell what it means anyway. Here, it is to make better or more tolerable, to grow better again. This implies some betterment had already been achieved but whether relative levels have fallen or a new level is needed, further amelioration is in order.
This blog will be my search for some form of betterment, or at least commentary on things and situations with room to improve. There’s no comprehensive plan (perhaps one of my greatest shortcomings for planning rarely occurs) but that’s what makes life interesting, no?