So, as you are all well aware by now, I failed at writing new pages for stories during lent, and I didn’t even blog the last two weeks. What’s up with that? Well, two things happened: Annie’s spring break and writer’s block.
With Annie having her break from work due to the school being closed for spring break, we ended up watching one of her co-worker’s dogs and house while they went to Florida. I worked from their house in the middle of the countryside, and Annie and I had an enjoyable week living a slightly different life.
I realized that I don’t want to have a dog any time soon, and that watching someone else’s dog isn’t as much fun as you would expect.
Beyond that, work has been going well, I saw a few movies in the theatres with various people, and I’ve been reading some Star Trek novels. Life continues to move forward, but I haven’t felt like writing about it.
The times I have felt like writing lately have all been during times of extreme stress, where I wanted to sort out some stuff that’s going on in my life, but before I opened any software to write things out, I cut myself off because I don’t want this to be a blog filled with negativity and stress related posts.
It made me reflect a bit on what this blog is, and what I want to do with it.
Originally, I had started it in hopes that it would alleviate my writer’s burnout. I worked as a writer for many blogs and websites, and did thousands of blog posts over a few years. I worked long hours, took on way too much work, and burned myself out. This all was over three years ago now, and I still don’t feel like I’ve completely recovered from the extreme stress I put myself under.
I figured writing about my life and interests would unblock that piece of my mind and maybe let me build a career online once again.
With working at rocketgenius, my job has required a great deal of writing, but not in the style that requires promotion or marketing as of yet, and the few posts I’ve done on the Gravity Forms blog have been fun to create.
Another part of me wanted to start this blog because I know how poor my long term memory is. I review the posts on this blog from time to time, and always read something that I had forgotten that makes me smile. The unfortunate part is that when I’m having a great time, and keeping busy, I often forget to write here. I looked back at blog posts from previous blogs, only to be horrified at how little I really said on a weekly basis that would have any value to me today.
Lastly, I wanted this blog as a way to keep those that care about me informed of what I’m up to, and again, just like my previous point, I’ve half-failed at that because of how inconsistent I am about posting about my life. Before I met Annie and her family, I had a lot more time alone to reflect and to write, but now, I’m busy and having some amazing experiences with little time to digest and record them.
I don’t know what the future holds for me, this blog, or for anything else, but I just felt the need to let everyone know that I’m doing okay, and despite some rough moments, my life is going really well.