So yeah, this old thing. It’s still here, waiting patiently for me to put words into it. I’ve spent the past few years making empty promises to it in my head but none that stuck.
And reader (if there are any), I’ll tell you a sad secret–It’s not that I write for fame and glory, but I miss the old blogging times when I just ranted and spewed about whatever was on my mind, and because I did this on a regular basis, I developed a community, and we would have conversations in the comments section and it was cool.
And then I got married and got a house and went to school, graduated and went to Europe and got a job and acquired extra cats and when I wasn’t busy with those things, I rode my bike to awesome places and took pictures that I didn’t have time to post on the Internet and Twitter happened and suddenly, I couldn’t write anything that took longer than waiting in line at the grocery store and here we are.
And every time I think about this post, the one no one is going to read1 because I dropped out of blog land, my brain says Hey at least your mom will read it, because that’s the classic joke right? She’s the one who put your kindergarten art on the fridge like it was Picasso, and kept the first tooth you ever lost in an envelope stored in a trunk in the basement for 34 years and is mandated by law to think everything you create and put into the world is the cat’s’ pajamas.2
Except of course MY mom won’t read it, because she’s been dead for 5 years, 8 months, 24 days and 3(ish) hours. And I’m still stunned sometimes at how much that continues to suck. And because she loved reading my writing, it tends to crop up whenever I think about getting back to writing.
So I’m just gonna plop that out there so I can move past it and get on with the good stuff. Because I have so much to remind myself about 2012, 2013 and where things go from here. This is the year I repair my broken relationship with the reading and writing of words.
It starts here.
1. At least one person will read it
2. YMMMV (Your mom mileage may vary but mine was awesome)