Slacked off yet again in blogging. I think I’m kidding myself with thinking that I’ll eventually return to posting regularly. I’ve been saying that for about five years now, and it hasn’t happened yet. I don’t want to say that I’ve lost the mojo for it, but it definitely feels more like a chore now—“Ugh, I guess I better post something so people will keep reading.” I’m genuinely baffled at bloggers who are still going strong after a decade or so. Hell, I’m genuinely baffled at how I kept it up for more than five years straight. How the hell did I have so much to say then? My life is not any less interesting now. I guess I’ve just become more selective about what I want to say in my old age. And also, well, let’s be honest, it’s getting to be like talking to an empty room anyway. I miss LiveJournal terribly, but those days are gone now, and short of Facebook and Twitter just suddenly imploding one day and disappearing forever, they’re not coming back.
Things are okay here. My mood is holding steady, for the most part. Fall is usually an up time for me anyway. I went on an all too brief but wonderful vacation in August. My kid started her senior year of high school, which I am handling with a minimal amount of melodramatic breakdowns, though, man, this applying to college shit is really overwhelming. My sister, who had exiled herself to North Dakota for a few years, is moving back to this side of the world, which means I will happily get to see her more often. I’ve been doing good on the photographing and making things front. I’ve also been doing good with the watching more movies thing, and there’s a lot of great shit coming out over the next couple of months. I got a ticket to a sneak preview of The Babadook, an Australian horror movie I’ve been looking forward to for months. It’s a blessing to be easily pleased.
So yeah, things have been okay. I really have no complaints, so I guess by that definition my life is pretty boring right now, but I’m perfectly fine with that. I find my fun and joy in many different ways, and I’m extremely fortunate for that.
But maybe it won’t be another month or so before I post actual content here again, yeah?