Welcome to my new digs. It is only fitting that I begin this new blog by explaining why I abandoned the last one. It really had very little to do with my inability to commit. Honest. Really, I had three major reasons.
First, I’ve always thought major life events (in this case, the birth of my new son and a few other pending changes that you’ll have to stay tuned to find out about) are great times to make big life changes and new starts. And after letting the old blog sit dormant for so many months, boy did I need a new start. Which leads me to reason number two. It seemed a much less daunting task to simply start over than try to bring the old blog up to date. I’m aiming to escape both the work and the guilt.
Okay, I will admit that these sound like the reasons of a bona fide Quitter with a capital “Q.” But the most important reason I started a new blog is to a better job of what I set out to do in the first one. I am not giving up on the concept of the blog, just the space. My last blog was fiction in the sense that I set it up as a family blog that both my husband and I could edit and contribute to when, in reality, he never wrote a word and never really had any inclination to do so, by his own admission. In fairness, the blog was always my idea that he supported, but he never suggested he be an active part of keeping it going. It became awkward to write on behalf of a collective “we” when the content really reflected my own thoughts, or, more accurately (and more awkwardly), my best guess at what our collective family voice would sound like. Not only was it uncomfortable for me to write in such an awkward way, it was unfair to Jeremy to use such a bland voice when he really is a very clever man, even if he has no intention of immortalizing said cleverness in writing.
In this new space, you can expect tidbits about what me, the kids, and my aforementioned clever husband are up to, our latest projects and adventures, and other day to day stuff. As to my skill at cleverness, I’ll let you make your own judgment.