Updated: Dec 8, 2019
So, there haven’t been many new posts and I am sorry for that. I love you guys and the fact that you are still around means everything to me. Here’s what’s been going on with me and with the blog.
I graduated college at the end of December, well, I finished everything at that time, the official graduation date is a bit later. And so, I immediately started looking for a job. I made the change from WordPress to an independent website in January. I did it then because I knew that the moment I got a job I would not be able to do it. I knew I wouldn’t have the time and energy to make such a monumental change. So I just did it. And now that I do have a job and have settled into a schedule, I can begin posting regularly again. (As you can see, my "work station" is a bit of a mess, with everything.)
And, you know, sometimes I’ll be working or watching T.V., or doing anything, and then I just, “I wonder what happened to so and so.” See, I remember the stories and names of those who have commented on my blogs. I remember the words of wisdom they have shared with me and I can’t help but wonder where they are now. Are they okay? Did the advice I gave actually work? Did they figure it out on their own? And often, very often, I have the urge to reach out to those who have shared their stories through the blog. But I don’t because I don’t want to seem creepy or inappropriate. All I can do is keep working on this blog, keep building up this community for others, and maintain hope.
Maintain hope. I’d be lying if I said that there weren’t and aren’t times where I just want just give up. Like, stop this project and let it fizzle out. But I enjoy it too much. I write because I enjoy the whole process of it. It’s not about seeing the number of visits go up, or popularity, or recognition, but about writing. I enjoy the whole thing. I enjoy the drafting of posts, the process of thinking of these topics, debating, the research, the writing, and even the typing, all the way to the end result. It’s about the big picture and what I can do to change it, to improve. It is about what I can leave behind when I’m gone, no matter how small. It’s about making connections, about taking a small spark of positivity, of joy, and passing it over to someone else. It gets even better when others join because then that small spark gets sustained and spreads, and keeps spreading. And hopefully, all those little sparks can bring some much-needed light to our world.
Concerning the blog and content, there is new stuff coming. I'm thinking of adding a special section and I'm going to keep it a surprise until I am certain that it is a go. The posts at The Important 1111 Blog are still being transferred to here. Unfortunately, it is a very time consuming task. As to the way the blog looks, I will change it to find what works best, but I'll do my best to make it easy for you to find things. All in all, the blog is only going to keep improving, especially with your help!