Alternatively titled, Sorry Blog Readers, I hope you’ll forgive me!
As has been apparent by my recent absence, I am bored with writing about our honeymoon. And frankly, if I’m bored, it means you, as readers, are likely bored too. It’s not that our honeymoon was boring, at all, because it certainly wasn’t! It’s just that honeymoon posts are, let’s face it, kind of boring, so I feel I need to apologize. I strongly dislike when bloggers disappear, and it was never my intention to do so. Granted, I’ve had a lot of things going on lately (namely a big bout of laryngitis, which I STILL have), but that’s no excuse. The truth is, I’m just bored with writing the blog lately and I feel like I have some big time writer’s block going on.
This past weekend, we hung out with friends at my alma mater, UW-Madison. On the way home, we stopped to visit with my parents. My mom had dug out all of her old scrapbooks of my sister and I growing up, and we had such a blast looking through them. She also dug out something I haven’t thought about in years: a collection of short stories I wrote when I was in elementary school. Tons of different stories—scary stories, stories about sick kids, fantasy stories, stories about relationships…and all of them illustrated and laminated and bound in books complete with “About the Author” sections written by me.
When I was little, I never said I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. People would ask, as people often do, and I seem to remember that my answers were always teacher, marine biologist, or whatever exotic career I had read about that week. Meanwhile, I always had my head buried in a book, and I was always writing.
I don’t know why I’ve never thought about writing as a career. I’ve always loved to do it. The written word is something I am passionate about. I would rather be reading a book than doing pretty much anything else. I am constantly telling the story of my every day happenings inside my head. With blogging, I sometimes get to write it down.
The point is, I am refocusing, and that’s why I haven’t been posting as much lately. I’ve been reading a lot of books and re-reading a lot of great posts about freelancing and writing in general from some other inspiring bloggers. And I am constantly remembering those childhood stories I wrote so long ago. They sparked something in me this week, and I want to take some time to fan the flames a little.
As an aside, I am working to get my post-wedding blog up and running, with at least a few posts going before I go live with my readers. So for now, I’m going to finish the honeymoon posts up by letting the pictures tell most of the story (look for that post later today or early next week). I hope you won’t mind. And of course, I’ll still be doing all of the wedding recaps (I am dying to share those with you all!). I just found out our online gallery of pictures will go live next week, so I should be able to work on some recap posts over the Thanksgiving holiday! Yay!
Lastly, I just want to say a quick thank you to my readers. You guys are great, and I have made so many wonderful friends through blogging. Thanks for excusing my absence lately and know that things are finally moving around here again!
Now you tell me: what did you want to be when you grew up? Are you doing that? Like me, did marriage cause you to re-evaluate things like your career?