Monday, January 29, 2018

Among the missing

Howdy folks ~ I know I've been SUPER lax at writing here, but I'm starting to feel like maybe that might need to change again? I don't even know if people still read blogs, but I'm starting to feel like maybe I need to write one, because without this outlet, my mind is a jumbled up mess.

I haven't quite figured out what form this writing might take - I know I'm going to set a schedule, and try to keep it; I know I've got to write about the millions of things that are happening in my life, and in the world, without somehow turning into a giant rage monster (Honestly, hulking out often does seem appropriate, especially on Facebook, these days); I know I've got to start writing about my family and my new place in it, in a way that helps it make sense to me - and hopefully is interesting to the rest of you.  I just know I have to start writing again, and I'm sick of giving myself reasons why blogging isn't the way I should do it.

Maybe it's not... maybe I'll write for a while and decide: Yeah, nobody's reading this anymore, and I'm not enjoying writing it anymore, and it's time to close the shop.  Maybe.  But I feel like that won't happen.  I miss writing here, in a deeply personal way... I miss all of the commenters and all of the nonsense, and all of the anticipation of saying something and knowing someone else would be reading it, would maybe have some input into what was going on.  (Y'all are still the best, I know that, regardless of if I'm here to blab with or not.)

So: Hi.  Happy 2018.  Can we agree that the world is a scary place and having someplace to talk about it might be a good move? And that even though life is ridiculous and busy and hectic and confusing, taking a few minutes (or an hour or two or three) to talk about stuff with other people is not just a good idea, but a necessary one? 

Ok, good.  Glad we're on the same page.

Welcome back.  I missed you.