A Waterbottle Full of Stickers/A Life Lived, Met, and Ready to be Revealed/The Slow Process of God/The Hero Returns

So this post, which is the first post in many, many months, attempts at returning to blogging, and long, fruitless writing sessions which were later scrapped.

This post also has many titles, and probably for good reason. I think my life now is probably best reflected by my 48 oz/1.5 liter Nalgene water bottle with a Camelbak top, that is currently covered in stickers. People who see this water bottle might get a glimpse at the places I’ve been, the things I’ve seen, the people I’ve met, the things I’ve experienced, and the memories and ideas I’ve made, forgotten, and have let form me into the person I currently am.

Now, just as with my water bottle, I doubt that anyone would ask me to explain every single sticker. I might get asked about one specific sticker, but I’m not usually going to get anyone asking if I could tell them about every meaning and thing behind every single sticker on the water bottle.

Ironically, when I see my friends that I usually haven’t seen in a while, the first response is usually for me to tell them “everything”. I can’t. I don’t remember everything, and all the times where I’ve tried I’ve definitely not been successful. But I have tried, as exhausting as it is.

To be honest, I don’t want to do that. I know this blog is my old friend, and as such, I’d rather just spend quality time with it, slowly revealing the important things about me and where I’ve been and what I’ve done as they become pertinent or as I feel the need to reflect on an experience. I also just want to share things, new things, as they come up.

I want this experience of the Daily Jorge to reflect what I believe it started out as: a reflection of the daily, sporadic, anachronistic, dubious, half-baked but fully believed, difficult, progressing thoughts of a person named Jorge just trying to live his life in this world as a Catholic, Mexican-American, musician, creator, thinker, writer, person.

There are a few things worth knowing. I’m finally in my Senior year at Regis University, majoring in Religious Studies and minoring in Music. I want a few things in life, like to get my Masters in Conducting, to continue to write, pray, and make music, and to be a better person every day. I also want to see more justice in the world, and more peace and love as a precursor to that justice.

Most importantly though, I just want to progress forward, day by day, as a person on this journey.

The hero is back, and he is still a hawk in the city, though he is a little older, a little hairier, a little weathered, and maybe just a little bit wiser. Oh, and he can drink legally in the US. That’s also fun.

So, yeah, that’s how things are. I’m writing again. Anyways, peace…

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