It’s been nine months since I last posted to this blog. A lot has happened. This isn’t one of those posts where I announce I’m giving up on blogging. It’s the very opposite, in fact. Today I’m starting on a year of posting every day. There are a lot of changes in store for me in the coming year, and writing is going to be a big part of what’s going to happen. I need to write more. There have been so many times over the last nine months that I’ve wanted to sit down and write something here, but I let other things get in the way. I need to stop doing that.
Sometime in the next two months I’ll be leaving my job and striking out on my own again. It’s been in the works since late September and I’m working with the company to find and train my replacement. When that’s done so am I. Leaving is my idea, and I like the people I work for and the people I work with. I just want to do other things. One of them is to write. I have a lot of blockages to get rid of. You have to start somewhere, and this is it.
One of my goals with writing here every day is to practice saying one thing as best I can and then stopping. Once I get on a roll it can be hard to stop. I can wander and lose the point. I need to get better about that. So as time goes on some things will be long and others will be short, but there will be one a day, no matter what. This is going up on the first day of the year, but I started a few weeks ago. You don’t go from writing nothing to something every day. Since I’m not limiting myself to any particular subject, I’m building up reserves to fill in on those days I’ve got nothing.
This is the first of 365 consecutive posts. This should be interesting.