2015: Year of Change

As you might have noticed I have not been here a lot this year, nor have I been reading. What I have been doing is getting my health in line. It is a very long story that will emerge over the next few weeks as I stop in here more and write about how I got to the place I am today. One where running, eating Keto and reading less is who I am.

Some of the old memes and weekly posts will go by the wayside, to make way for new stuff.  It will roll out throughout the next few months in order to have me up and running and reading on January one.

For now know that I am back. I am living by two now mottos/hashtags, #progressnotperfection and #Justkeeprunning.

Where have I been?!?!

I have been not reading and not posting and not doing much here. That is very obvious.

I lost my love for this and I lost, in the process, my love of reading. It was a chore and a difficult one at that. I never like reviewing and I never thought I was good at it. Really I just wanted to reach out and find people who wanted to talk about books and an easy way to record what I was reading.

I got caught up in followers and social media and spent too much time worrying about the site and not enough time worrying about me.

It never got me followers. It never got me people willing to dialogue. It did get me stress and feelings of failure.

So I walked away from all of it, the site, the reading, the social media.

I have been thinking about this for quite a long time now. And when I realized that Armchair BEA was coming up and I didn’t sign up to help or even to participate I realized it was time to shake things up.

So if you are still reading, there is a new site coming. It will hopefully explain what I have been doing for the last 10 months and what I am focused on now. In addition to reading for love not money.

 

Happy New Year and New Me

So how are you? It has been a very long time since we typed at each other. You look marvelous!

Me, well, it has been a long 2014. I don’t think I can remember a year I am so happy to see in the rear-view mirror. Too many tragedies, too many illnesses, to many overwhelming projects to even begin to list.  But that was last year. This year is going swimmingly so far. Yes, I know it is only January 3rd, but I am going to remain hopelessly optimistic.  So far in 2015, I have emptied my study, thrown out a ton of trash, cataloged all of the books from my study as I put them back on the built-in shelves which hang over my built-in desk. See 2015 is going to be wonderful.

This year I am fairly sure that I will run more, drink more champagne and read more. I am also sure that this blog, with its shiny new look will improve as well.

Stay tuned and find out!

She Lives

photo credit: e r j k p r u n c z y k via photopin cc
photo credit: e r j k p r u n c z y k via photopin cc

So I dropped off the face of the blogging world for awhile. You know that old commercial for perfume which told woman they could do it all? Well, at some point life decided to test that theory and see just how much it could throw at me before I would put something down. Sadly, this was the thing that got put down. I say sadly because I really love blogging. And I mostly do it for myself. Life lesson 789,987: Women tend to give up the things they love to take care of the folks they love. (Gross generalization here).

But I just gave my last exam. Dance recital is this weekend. So I have big plans, BIG PLANS I SAY. I also have a smartphone again and mobile blogging ability again which should help a small amount. I have begun to chisel out time for the things I love. And I have made some promises to myself.

So hopefully I am back. Slowly at first but building  up a head of steam.