November 25, 2014
To be entirely honest....keeping up a regular blog has been a challenge. When it comes to time management, I'm not as diligent as I would like, but I have gotten better. In fact, my entire social media profile has somewhat suffered....but perhaps I can put all of this into some perspective.
It meant taking inventory of my life - my activities and actions - and making a crucial decision. Many of the things I was doing were slowly - but surely - turning from blessings into burdens. (In fact, I had seriously burned out on many things, including Doctor Who fandom). But what I chose to do is focus in learning - and continuing - those things that brought me absolute joy. Not "joy" in the usual nerd/geek sense of hyperbole (you know, "awesome sauce", "the goodness", and all those other tiring phrases), but things which - despite amount of effort and difficulty - allowed me to feel strong, positive emotions.
(And if you say "the feels", I will ban you from this blog. Seriously.)
(In fact, if you ever meet someone who uses any of the previous titles when introducing themselves - turn and run swiftly. Seriously.)
And one of the things that brings me joy - is writing. Thanks to having some creative and professional outlets, it has meant that this year has brought some freelance work. (Not enough, but it has allowed me to network more). I have been invited to participate in many professional projects and endeavors.
It's even meant a new furry companion in my life (although to be thoroughly honest - he's my dog, but he's not my dog, if you catch my drift).
Normally, NaBloPoMo is an attempt for me to drive traffic and content - to play "catch up" with all of those posts I've been meaning to write, but never got around to completing. This year, it's more about me rediscovering my voice, but more importantly, relocating my humanity and reconnecting with others.
And that, most importantly, is why I blog.