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Friday, June 17, 2005

Reflections on Transition

Late at night, thoughts flow through my head like water in a fountain. They pump through again and again just waiting for someone to come over and pull the plug to let it all out. This video is that plug.


  • Okay, since you were laying down and talking and you spilled you guts to me, I think this calls for a Psychiatric fee of ... let's see, $100 hr, that was about 3 minutes, so ... would someone do the math for me please? You'll get my bill within a week.

    Seriously though, you have the same anxieties that we all have. "What am I going to do when...", "How am I going to pay for....", "What am I going to be in....". It's all part of the growing up process, Josh. And eventually, you learn to just flow with the punches.

    When you're your age, new things that you're currently experiencing are scary and exciting all at the same time. You want to be that adult you always longed to be but it's out of your "comfort zone"--that is what's scary but trust me, you'll adjust fine.

    Just take one day at a time. And, GOOD LUCK!

    By Blogger Scott Walker, at 12:28 AM, June 18, 2005  

  • medical benefits and salary?.. i have every confidence you'll end up in a much more interesting life/career path than that!!!

    (p.s. although i usuually think shorter is better, i preferred your old intro sequence :) )

    By Blogger duncan, at 5:16 AM, June 18, 2005  

  • I can't advise you on most of your worries, but I can put you at ease about your mail, since I forward mail for a living.

    As long as you properly fill out a change-of-address form, you'll get your mail. Well, except for the crappy 3rd-class stuff and "current resident" stuff, which you most likely don't want anyway.

    By Blogger Barrett, at 6:01 AM, June 18, 2005  

  • Moving is one of the most stressful things we do. It gets better. Thanks for sharing.

    Love your new intro by the way. It's just right in every way.

    By Blogger The Faux Press, at 6:46 AM, June 18, 2005  

  • What did you study? What will you work as? Where do you think you'll live? Grand Rapids?

    By Blogger Dooser, at 7:29 AM, June 18, 2005  

  • hey josh - i hope you got some sleep after that.

    as someone who is going back to college at 30 to try and find a new goal - I would like to share with you that you don't have to know it all today. the best advice I've ever heard was to write your goals down - the more specific the better. Apparently people who do this are way more likely to acheive their goals than others. I keep this in mind and am always writing down stuff.

    I hope you have lots of goals and dreams because that's what matters more than becoming an "employee" somewhere and calling that "grown up".

    anyway, it was nice to see a totally informal clip of what's going on with you. thanks for sharing.

    By Blogger backinblakk, at 11:16 AM, June 18, 2005  

  • Thanks for sharing this. Trust me, someday you'll be married with a bunch of kids and wonder where did all the time go? I still feel like I'm in my early 20's sometimes. I kind of miss those years of just getting out of school and learning new things etc... It'll all work out. Growing up is exciting!

    By Blogger Erin, at 11:39 AM, June 18, 2005  

  • it was cool to see this unpolished video.. your vids are usually so, well, I dunno, "done up," which is one of the things I love about them... but it was a nice change to see something raw like this on your blog. Don't worry, transition IS scary, but wouldn't you rather be scared than bored? Or, I dunno, that's how I feel anyway. awww, forget it, listen to me, I'm 2 years older than you and I'm dishing out words of wisdom! ha!

    By Blogger Amanda, at 3:43 PM, June 18, 2005  

  • you look so old in that "night shot: video.

    don't worry, you will be 37 before you know it.


    By Blogger starfire, at 2:18 AM, June 19, 2005  

  • Amen to growing up. I've graduated six months ago and still "finding myself" I guess, still not stable. I've moved on average of twice a year during my four years of uni so I can relate to the stress of moving. I don't have any real advice but that I'm sure everything will turn out fine. There's always something life changing to look forward to, next will be a promotion or change of jobs or marriage or kids or... alien abduction...the possibilities are endless....

    By Blogger Joan Khoo, at 7:23 PM, June 19, 2005  

  • don't worry, before you know it you'll be 130 years old with an unknown number of cyborg nanochildren and various mutated offspring. you'll look back at this time with sweet fondness. until then, keep changing colors.

    By Blogger Chuck Olsen, at 9:08 AM, June 20, 2005  

  • Josh,

    Let go and let God man... What ever your spirituality might be... the gift of life lies within each day. Embrace it... and ask yourself... What do I have to give to this day? Who can I touch that might make the difference?

    I like the color shift too... even though they're shades of grey to my color blind eyes.

    Keep on Vlogging!


    By Blogger Duane Kuss, at 1:27 PM, June 20, 2005  

  • Great video... scary honest and very simple.
    Image of your face in the darkness,
    alone - who knows what is going to happen...

    By Blogger tom, at 5:06 PM, June 20, 2005  

  • Growing up is scary.

    Not growing up is probably scarier.

    By Blogger Caius, at 8:51 PM, June 20, 2005  

  • I agree it is nice to see a more raw video by you, even though of course I enjoy your other videos big time as well. Growing up is definitely scary, but concentrate on the refreshing part! Good luck with everything Josh.

    By Anonymous kristina, at 9:37 AM, June 21, 2005  

  • Of course, the first thing is that none of us know anything except this moment ... but that's pretty obvious, so enough of that ... nice video, cool effects with the colors and the eye close up ...

    By Blogger Richard, at 1:22 AM, June 22, 2005  

  • awww well they said enough already...and i believe it is true that things were simple when we we're younger

    By Blogger karen, at 12:25 PM, July 28, 2005  

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