Friday, October 14, 2011

Aaaaannnnd we're back.

So I started this blog after excavating my old Live Journal from the dusty internet archives of 2002.  In a pseudo-mid-life-crisis kind of move, I thought this new blog might help me relive some of the glorious LJ times of yore.  I realized, very quickly on, that times had changed in the blogging world.  Instead of writing to my friends like I did with Live Journal, I find myself writing to impress a civilization of strangers.  Live Journals were made to be private. PRIVATE! Can you imagine? We live in world where "blogger" is an accepted occupation.  So I was now faced with some existential questions.  Would I make it big like the bloggers I "read" daily? Would I count my followers, market myself to get more hits? Long story short, this mentality stifled any desire to post at all.  Everything I wanted to write seemed too personal, too verbose.  Who even reads blogs anyway?  I could never find enough pictures.

Last month I lost one of the great loves of my life, my Grandpa Jack, and I couldn't bring myself to write about it.  Things needed to change.

So I am dedicating this blog to my sister Kaylyn, because she keeps it real with her own blog.  And maybe also to my special littlest sister, if she reads this.  But I just need to remember that my friends and family are the only ones who read this blog anyway.


  1. And I can't tell you how glad I am that you are (back)! Looking SO forward to your posts, your photos, and your thoughtful thoughts.

  2. I'm sorry that-- although I think and write about you constantly, it has taken me three months to check your blog. Love what you're doing!