I never intended to be away from this blog for this long. I am sorry that I have been -- not just sorry to readers who may have wanted something to while away a moment or three, but sorry that I stopped writing, and let the headspace that this blog represents to me begin slipping away.
It's so easy to do... Little things start to creep in, and you let go of a few hours. Bigger things follow on their coattails, and a day or two slips by. Distractions work their wormy way in, and all of a sudden you look up and those distractions now make up your life. As Gretchen Rubin says, over at the Happiness Project, "what you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while."
I've found myself reassessing a little, once again. It's sort of like sailing a ship, only the captain's easily distracted, and accident prone to boot. You set a course, the captain gets washed overboard, and once you get everyone back on board you realize just how far off course you are. So you get re-oriented, and the captain gets locked in the head. Once she's free again, you correct course again, and then... Over and over. It's easy to get to a point where you just hunker down below decks and let the ship go wherever it will.
But this is not how I want things to be. So I keep rescuing my inner captain, and re-orienting. I think I'm getting better at reaction time between captain-loss and redirecting, but that may just be interior perception. I've been going back and reading the blogs that inspired me in the first place, and taking a few 'taking stock' moments. So, I promise to be back now. Every day, a little something. Because every day matters more than now-and-again.