Reiter's Ramble

It’s Been a Minute

I’ve left social media, and so it is back to my virtual home I’ve come– here!

A few weeks ago, I decided to can Facebook permanently. It was a bit of a difficult task, given that a lot of connectivity to my friends happened through that website. But seeing what was being done with the platform (both by the company and external influences), alongside seeing the continual bullshit being passed along, I decided to bid Facebook adieu.

And so, I am here once again.

I’ve tuned up the website to give it a bit more accessibility, and secured it a bit more. I’ve added some MFA, enabled SSL connectivity for things like password logins and general content, and updated the theme (though it’s gonna take a bit more to tune it where I want it). But, this will be the go-to for my thoughts, updates and overall shenanigans.

So Reiter, what have you been up to?

That’s a really great question! Thanks for asking!

I’m typing this from India. I’m sat in a hotel room at the wonderful ITC Kakatiya (I’d strongly recommend it if you go to Hyderabad), idly listening to the bustle of cars that are going to and fro on the street below. Rain has graced the city over the last 24 hours, some of which I heard heavily in the early morning hours before I decided to rouse myself from bed.

It’s part of a(nother) world tour that I am on right now. I’m going between India, Romania, Germany and the UK, before I finally rest myself for two weeks in Norway to partake in the Viking market. I feel bad, because this will be the third time I will have come there without proper Viking attire, though I will make a point to buy some while people are hawking wares at the market. I want to fit in this time, after all.

Gudvangen in Winter

I’ve been pushing myself into physical fitness once more. I am beginning to realize that I am not getting any younger, and I need to take care of myself. These are the last of the formative years for my body, that will determine how I manage when I am far older than I am today.

And, I’ve been working (of course). There are a few small projects that I’ve become involved with, such as a podcast for a Pathfinder RPG game. The podcast is called “Bad Heroes” because… well, the heroes of the story are doomed for their ineptitude. But it’s a lot of fun.

That’s cool. But how are you doing, personally?

Ya know, I think I am actually doing all right. I get my funks every once in a while, and sometimes it is worse than others. But thanks to therapy, I’ve learned a lot of coping mechanisms, and I’ve also learned that all feelings are valid. It’s a bit unfortunate that I learned to keep things close to the chest, but I am trying hard to reveal and reciprocate emotion and thought. I know it’s caused some problems with relationships prior, both romantic and non, and it’s something that will change over time.

But these last few years have been a blur, in a good way. I’ve had a lot of career growth, and I am trying to stack the lines on my résumé so that I can show my worth to other potential employers. The work with my current company can be stressful sometimes, or even a downright slaughter. But the payoff is with trips like this, where I continue to build something I created. That’s very important to me.

The people I’ve met along the way have been fantastic, too. I’ve garnered so many friends over the last three years or so, and I’ve personally grown on many fronts. I’ve had realizations about my past, hopes about my future and I’m eager to see what happens next. So, yeah. Despite the lulls, I am doing pretty well.

So, I’ll try to keep up on posting here. I’ve got my camera with me, and am keen on seeing what Romania is like. I’ve never been, and that’s where I am headed next weekend. Expect some rants, discoveries, adventures and silliness from this site moving forward. I am looking forward to sharing it.

Best,
~Reiter

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