Maybe "Random Chatter" could be renamed something with the word "Chaos", opposite of "Cosmos".
Anyways, I assume this forum, for the time being, really is random and I can write about anything. So I'm going to be self-indulgent and talk about me. In the future, I'm sure, there'll be threads for introductions, but for now this is the best place...
I've recently made a big decision in my life, and that is to get involved with space in some capacity. Ultimately, to make a career of it somehow. But space is a huge topic(ta-dum tish) and I'm doing a lot of soul searching and journaling to figure out how to get involved. I've realized that I've chosen my career(s) with too much emphasis on pay, and not enough on passion. As I get older, I realize the importance of this, the feeling that I'm not really engaged with my work because it's not what I'm passionate about. I'm just doing it because I'm supposed to be a good boy and get a good job with good pay and all that.
So I put a lot of thought into and noticed how my mind, thoughts, and dreams consistently go to the cosmos, and more importantly, that I never get tired of thinking or reading about it. That's the indication right there that I need to pursue this dream and make it a reality.
And that's how I've ended up here. So in a very real sense, I'm the perfect candidate for this site. I'm here to learn, then to take that knowledge and turn it into something I can give back.
Glad to be here, and thanks for reading