I’ve decided that I’m going to categorize my old posts under ‘old stuff’ in case some people are curious and want to read my older stuff. Not sure who would want to do that.
Since I’m starting a new chapter here on this blog I figured that maybe we should have an introduction. Well, I should at least. You don’t have to do anything. Let’s get started:
My name is Jeff Rodgers. I am a 22 year old college student based out of Illinois. I was born on October 7, 1995 at around 10:45PM at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. I graduated from Glenwood High School in Chatham. I am currently studying English, particularly creative writing, at SIUe.
Hm…I feel like I’ve revealed too much already. Plus reading it back I feel that it reads like a resume. Eh, I’m gonna keep going.
I have Asperger’s Syndrome, which means I’m on the autism spectrum. A long time ago my dad told me that I should mention this more when meeting new people so here we are. It’s something that you don’t really see at a glance, but once you’ve been around me long enough you’ll start to see it. Though I’m sure it’ll never come through in my writing. It’s like that old “On the internet no one knows you’re a dog” meme.
That’s about all I can think of at the moment. I’m gonna take a nap, maybe come up with something else to say.
See you later,
Jeff Rodgers (6-1-2018)
2017 has been annoyingly slow for me it seems. I incidentally took a three month hiatus from making any posts except for the occasional political retweet and reblog. Hell I don’t think I’ve ever made an original tweet this year. Part of the reason for this was because of school which is finally over for now. I was at one point going to make a series of tweets outlining my anxieties revolving around social media and the current political climate, but that was thrown out the window. When I wrote it it was written in frustration and anger. A lot of that anger being related to the feeling of not having gotten anything done over the past year. I’d rather not subject you, dear reader, nor myself to something which I’ll regret posting later on. Instead of feeling shitty and thinking about what I didn’t get done I decided to force myself to take a look at what I have done over the past few years, maybe get some perspective.
I’ve always had a problem with anxiety and depression from when I was younger. It’s sometimes impossible for me to get rid of the extremely dark, monotonous, grey clouds that cover my vision. It’s a terrible condition. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that I had gotten more done this year than I thought I did. I’ve made eleven posts into my journal and five pieces of art, plus I worked on my writing skills while in school. In looking back I’ve decided to make an small anthology of the artwork and stories that I’ve made. The purpose of this is to try and keep myself positive and focused on what I want to do. Another way I’m trying to keep positive is reminding me of the good things that happened recently (thus the title of this post).
Over the next few weeks I’m going to be writing some stuff, making plans, and readying my body for 2018.
Here’s hoping everything goes well, both mentally and in general!
Jeff Rodgers (12-21-2017)
(This post was written on my phone while I was in bed. Please forgive any mistajes that may be in here)
So its been a bit. Obviously. College got a little busy and while Finals are over there is still some work that needs to be done. Once its done I can move on to other things.
The first thing I’m going to work on is a story called “Plank”. It’s a short story that reflects on, and is based on, various views that I have about……sensitive political topics. I have parts of a draft written on paper, all I need to do is type it up. I’ll leave it at that for now.
Another thing I want to try and work on is an autobiographical thing that I started on the Puk Comics FB page called “The King of Nowhere”. I sort of just started uploading it haphazardly, no planning whatsoever. I hope to actually make it presentable for everyone, and for myself. That I want at least.
Thats all I got for now.
Jeff Rodgers (5/6/2017)