Guess what! I bruised my foot and now I'm writing a blog post. They aren't really related, besides the fact that most Thursday mornings I would be pushing myself to get out for a walk or a hike or go to the climbing gym. Today I realized that maybe I should let that bruise settle down a bit... especially since I fully plan to ignore it and go hiking on Saturday. ;) The point being that since I'm not outside, maybe I could actually brush the dust off my poor little neglected blog.
The problem with trying to write a post after so long is that I either want to go completely overboard and tell you ALL THE THINGS, or I'm left with saying "Oh, you know. There's not that much going on." I'll try for something in between.
I miss writing. I miss sorting through my thoughts on paper and making new connections and figuring things out through the process of sorting out what to write. I miss the part where suddenly I realize that there was something important to me that I hadn't been paying attention to until I wrote about it. I miss talking about the little mundane things of life that are still some of the best and worst of life. The problem is, the less you do it, the less you can sit down and connect with those benefits. Once you get less of that and writing is more of a chore, you do it less, and soon you go months without writing at all.
I also hate that I'm missing out on what's going on with everyone else. I think I talked about how I got off social media over Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it was SO worth it. However, once I got out of the habit, I haven't really got back into the habit. Now I'm in some weird no-man's land. I get on a few times a week (especially Instagram) or every couple of weeks (to try to catch up on blogs), but it's not quite enough to get all the important posts. Or I'm reading blogs quickly, and don't have time to comment, but try to get back to the posts to comment, but then I don't get back to the posts to comment... I feel like I need to find a way to be a little more connected with some people while not getting sucked into the vortex of crazy that comes with reading all the IG and FB posts of all the acquaintances in my life. Anyone found a good way to do that??
I'll keep working on figuring out the balance; and the way to use Insta in a way that is helpful to me, rather than relying on their crazy algorithm. That algorithm is set up in a way to benefit them, and I want to use the site in a way that benefits me. We shall see. And I want to get back into a better rhythm of blogging, both reading and writing, because obsolete as it may be to have a personal blog, I still love it, from both aspects of it.