A few months ago, I proclaimed on here that I had several terrific new ideas for the blog that would be fun and exciting.
After that, I wrote a few posts and then didn’t write anything for more than two months. As it turns out, my great idea was to just have a blank blog.
I call it “virtual blogging.”
The good news is that I had very few typos over the last few months. The bad news is that I likely lost most of my readers, and I missed the fun of writing these posts.
I also missed out on reading other people’s blogs, having conversations with a few of you and marveling at the great content I read from so many people.
So now, I’m hoping to get back to writing regularly (or at least consistently, I don’t know if my writing is every regular).
Before I do, though, I thought I should report on what I have been doing on my summer vacation from blogging. So here are a few items that have kept me occupied over the last two months.
I stayed busy with my new job – I love the job, as the people are great and I enjoy the work. It’s kept me busy, though, and it has taken away from the time I used to have available to focus on important thoughts such as the Top 5 Rectangles. With that in mind, I’m not going to make unreasonable goals for how many posts I can write in a month or how many readers I can drum up, I’m just going to see what I can come up with and be happy with that.
Family life has been busy – We had one child move to Florida for college, another bought a house and everyone has been involved in new and exciting adventures. While I prefer life to focus around me, it has been fun seeing everything the kids are doing and having it take up more of my time. I did get to travel to Florida, too, which was awesome except for the 18 hours or so of driving.
My hands are still clenched from driving so long – It’s hard to type now.
I’ve been obsessing over exercising – I turn 50 later this year, so I have had a whole self-improvement plan that I have been spending way too much time thinking about in 2019, especially the last few months. The “Hawaii 5-0” plan is actually going fairly well (except for the part about becoming a better writer and becoming rich and famous), but it has been taking up more of my time. I only have a few more months to finish, though, so I better go run around the block again!
I couldn’t think of anything to write – Ok, I will admit I sat down a few times and all of my ideas were terrible. Usually, I just go with terrible ideas and see what happens, but these didn’t go anywhere. Top 5 Circles, what was I thinking? I don’t even know if I can come up with five different types of circles!
We had the longest city rec softball season ever – We play on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the summer, and at least once a week we would get rained out after we were down at the ballfields getting ready to play. So, the season kept getting extended with makeup games, and it ate into some writing time. Modesty (and honesty) will keep me from telling you that I was the most valuable player most nights (for the other team), but I can say it was a lot of fun.
I had some good ideas, but didn’t write them down in time and then couldn’t remember what they were – I hate that. The other day, for instance, I was sure I had a great blog idea while I was in bed. Now, I’m not sure if it was a dream or not, and it could have been a terrible idea, but I wish I could remember what it was.
I had to cut the grass – Seriously, what is the deal with all of the rain this year? The grass had to be cut constantly! Shouldn’t I be inside staring at the computer and eating Chex Mix instead of cutting the grass? Why is life so unfair?
At the end of the summer, I finally decided to make myself write again – The end.