Sunday, May 3, 2015

I'm ready to come back

It's been many months since I've shared anything on my blog; toward the end of last year, things got so busy at work and at home that I decided something had to give. That something was periodic attention to my blog.

I've missed writing; I think every once in a while how an event or funny thing my kids say would be fun to write about and share, but in an effort to practice what I preach about avoiding an overscheduled life, I just let them go. Now, after a month break from work, I feel like things are in balance; I have harmony in my life; and I'm ready to find a creative outlet in my blog once again.

I may try to catch up on a whole lot of things that have happened in the last six months, or I may choose to simply pick up today where we are and go from there. We'll see. What I won't do, though, is give myself a minimum-posts-per-week goal or an ongoing feature, as I did when I first began this writing adventure.

I also don't know that I'll be as eager to have a whole lot of people read my posts. Part of why I chose this blog as a "something" to step away from is the fact that I had become more interested in how many people saw my posts and read my words than in the sincerity of the desire to write. By extension, I have recently also begun limiting my time on Facebook and Twitter, and stopped posting pictures to Instagram. I'm tired of being so connected all the time, and of my life experiences being punctuated with mental soundbites of "that would be a hilarious hashtag!" or "I should tell my Facebook world I'm in Chicago!" I want to live in the moment - to be present - and social media was not helping me do that.

As I restart my blog writing, then, I really am doing it so that in a few years, I can look back and reminisce about the fun things I did and the little moments that make up the amazing life I live, 365 days a year. Whether other people read my blog or not isn't the point, but if you do, I hope it brings you a little bit of joy just as it does me.

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