Mario Villalobos

Change Is Good

This entry will mark the beginning of week five for this blog. That number seems so small, in all honesty. It’s only been a month. Just a month since I was crazy enough to document my life to a very small public. Sometimes I can’t believe people actually read this. On average, each of my entries gets around a dozen unique hits, which is crazy. Writing, like some of you may know, is such a solitary experience. Couple that with the fact that I’m a bachelor who lives alone in a town with very few friends, then maybe you can see how lonely I can get sometimes.

Before I got this new job, I kept telling myself that I needed to move somewhere else. Missoula is about an hour south of where I live. It’s a city. Not populous like Los Angeles, but a city nonetheless. There’s people there. There’s stuff to do there. It seemed like a good option. I also thought about moving back to Los Angeles. I haven’t lived there since I graduated from college, and I’ve been yearning to come back. I’ve been there a few times in the past year, trips that have been amazing and very memorable, but I always had to come back. But I got a good job, and my place, small though it is, is very affordable. I’m near family, and I like it here. It’s become a home for me. I do have to admit, though, that a big reason for my minimalist philosophy has been influenced by my financial situation. That means I haven’t really had the urge or the means to decorate my home and make it my own. Now, though, my mind has been seriously focused on interior design. I’ve been thinking of getting a TV, maybe a PS4 or something. I’ve also been thinking of getting a full size bed to replace the twin size one I’ve been sleeping on for the past two years. I want to spend some time and go through my photo collection, editing my favorites, and framing them. I also want to get a recliner or a couch. My home is so small that all these decisions are sincerely difficult to make. Point is, I’m changing, and that’s good.

My life sucked a month ago. I did not know what I was doing or where I wanted to go. Now my path’s a bit clearer. But it’s only been a month. There’s still a helluva lot of time left to change for the better. And that’s awesome.