Long Time Listener, First Time Caller...
"Hey thanks for letting me thru, been listening to y'all for a while now, but this is my first time calling in!"
We've all been there before, standing at the crossroads of involvement and participation. In choosing which path to wander we insta-ask ourselves with the speed of a synapse, "Do I want to go through the motions on this, or do I want to create meaning for this?"
As I write this now I realize how these crossroads are not just single events, but they occur for us all the time, over and over, especially in the situation that we commander's have setup for ourselves.
This is my first ever logbook in my time as a commander.
One Thousand Nine hundred Forty Five hours of gliding around this bleak, bright, crowded, and empty place we call home.
Every once in a while I'll take some time away from it all, but that Milky Way... She always lures me back with her vast sparkling beauty.
My last tour ended back in May 3305 and I decided to take the old Earth Summer and Fall vacation.
Finally got to be a passenger and enjoy all my damn credits for once.
It was a fine time to be away from this, all the change that's been going on, I just didn't wanna be the guinea pig in all of that.
But then like a lightning rod on a summer's day somewhere on Earth I guess, I heard it...
BAM, that old galaxian whip crack in the air, and I knew it was time to get back to work.
So I got my passage back to Shinrata, and now I'm over somewhere in the Witches Nebula, doing what the crap I dunno.
But I'm here, and I'm back and my sticks and pedals and Input Boards have been missing me, and now I know I've been missing them too.
See y'all out there.