I recently noticed a trend. In the past few weeks, I have been posting less and less on internet forums. As a result, I've had a lot more time to practice. I have begun to practice in three two-hour blocks every day. My magic has taken quantum leaps. Recently, I realized that a liberal arts degree is, in fact, entirely useless in the real world. I made a decision to do closeup magic full time when I graduate (unless I decide to do it before then). I've always wanted to be good at magic. I want to be the next Ricky Jay. That is my dream. To be able to perform magic for a living, at the level of someone like Jay. And to be able to do that, I need to spend less time thinking and more time doing. So, I may have had a point when I started writing this (it escapes me), but now I just want to go practice. I realize that I no longer want to be a part of this sort of community. I simply want to dedicate myself to my art. My art.