It’s true, my blogging sabbatical is over. It was never really “official”, whatever that means, but in the 9 months in which I haven’t blogged here I have been missing it. Missing you, those of you who don’t partake in the flurry of other social media offerings.
What exactly do I miss about it? I miss the wordier, more thoughtful, slower pace of writing a blog post as opposed to the quick quip on Facebook or a clever (maybe) image on Instagram. If I want to give myself a sorry excuse, I will say I have been very busy these past months. I am quite thankful for that as there have been times when I wondered…financially speaking, if continuing was the way to go. But being my persistent self, yes, once again persistence was the way.
Often over the past nine months I have thought- “Oh! I should blog about that.” Then I let it be and carried on in my work and the moment passed. (Sometimes for the better I will admit.)
Blogging is more like a homemade meal, often with ingredients right out of your own garden. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the rest are more akin to a fast food joint- you’re in and you’re out. Things can happen in fits and bits. That is what I have noticed. And while I work out in the dye studio I can keep up with all that on my phone in a staccato-like way. I can even throw up a photo ever so easily as I work.(Squirrelly Gurl says Hello!) Throw out a comment or two, commiserate, cheer on, congratulate, and send birthday wishes to people (some of whom I actually know!) But in the end, it’s the words and thoughts I miss. Expression in a different form.
So, even if you can only stop in for a home cooked meal every now and then, come on by- I’ll be here stirring the pot a bit.
Some images from 2014 on your way out, great thanks to all who were a part of it- enjoy, create and wonder!! We need more wonder in the world…