When I first started this blog, I was eager to post as often as I could. I had Things To Say and finally an outlet to say them.
But life has changed.
I’m out of the terrible awful disorientation of new motherhood, and most of the crap that seemed like it mattered when my son was little is so much more minor now. (And the parts that still bug me, well, I’ve vented about them already.)
I’m still working on my PhD, but I’m no longer utterly unsure about how to proceed. I’ve made a decision, and so at least for the next year, I have a plan.
I’m learning to Say Things in real life, and to only pursue the approval of people who are really my friends, and stop wasting effort on those who are not.
All of which is to say: this blog has been a really important part of figuring out my life, but maybe—just maybe—I need it a little bit less right now.
Or maybe it’s that my mind is in a different place, and needs a different kind of therapy.
Maybe I’m just busy, and tired, and lacking inspiration.
Whatever the cause, the result is that I’ve found myself wanting to blog less and less. I’ve been self-conscious about it, because even though this blog has always been first and foremost for myself, I like having readers and visitors and commenters, and a little part of me feels like I’m letting you folks down. I felt you deserved an explanation.
I’m not closing up shop just yet, because life continues to change and things may be very different in a few months, but writing blog posts isn’t going to be a priority for a while. I’ll still be active on WordPress, reading other blogs and responding to comments here, and I’m around on Twitter most days, too. (In spite of my initial anxiety about the medium, Twitter has turned out to be a mostly-good place for me.)
I hope you’ll continue to check back in once in a while. Thanks for reading.