A lot of the time in the Navy, I feel stagnated. With my train of thought, I’m thinking that after my time in the Navy is done, I’m going to restart life again. To explain it in other terms, I feel like I’m a tape/CD/videotape that has been paused, and I’m waiting for what I was born to do to resume. Now, granted, I didn’t know what this was before I joined the Navy, and I may not be right in what I think it is now, but I am planning to explore further of what I think it is at the present time. Right now, I am thinking that it would do me good to explore writing as a career, job, or what have you (thing that I’m gifted at, to make money?). The idea of a writer at home during the day, holed up in a room just to write, has some appeal to me. And if I do what I’m thinking of doing, I will have a lot of substance to begin the process. If I stay going at the pace I am now, I may just be left to devote time to combining, editing, and smoothing out my writing. What I am planning to do is make an attempt at a book. I mentioned this in my last entry and have been thinking of it almost constantly since then. I think that by the time I leave the Navy, I will have a working prototype of this made up. In humoring myself, I wrote an "about the author" block the other day, which could go on the back cover of said book. I know indeed that this is like picking out the color of a new car, when you don’t even have a driver’s license…but hey, it was fun! If anyone is interested, I’ll send it to you in hopes it will make you smile or laugh.
The word of the day today is guarana. This is one of the ingredients of a Monster energy drink that is sold onboard the ship. GUARANA - a dried paste made from the seeds of a Brazilian climbing shrub containing tannin and caffeine and used in making an astringent drink, and also used in the cure of headache.