January 08, 2017

New year's rainbow in Maui

Clearly, I don't know what to say in this space anymore. I don't exactly forget that this thing is here, but I don't really remember it either, despite paying for hosting fees every month for the past 16 years.

That's right, this blog is 16 years old. And I think the only reason I haven't completely scrapped it is because SIXTEEN YEARS. I've documented some parts of my life here for over a decade and a half, and it just doesn't feel right to end it. However, is also seems a little silly to keep it around when I only posted twice last year.

I'm definitely not the same person I was when I started this blog. A lot of things in my life have changed and recently there's been some "life events". One of which was my Dad dying somewhat unexpectedly. Which is not the only unexpected death I've had to deal with in the past three years. It's been rough and this hasn't felt like the right place to talk about any of that. But blogging has also evolved in that time, which I know I talk about every year, but I just can't seem to get past it not being the way it used to be. I feel like when I put something here, it's needs to be useful, helpful or informative in some way, and I just can't manage that anymore. I think it's also a matter of habit. I'm just not in the habit of writing anything here anymore, and I honestly don't know if I'll ever get back in the habit.

I'm much more comfortable posting things on Instagram now, which feels safer and easier I guess (at least on my private account). I'm going to try and be better about posting on my public Instagram, which is still quicker than posting things here, but I can't make any promises.

For those of you that do end up reading this, thanks for sticking around. I'm not going away, but I'm not necessarily promising that I'm going to post with any regularity either. However, this site won't go anywhere anytime soon. I actually come back here to look up things every once in awhile, so even if nobody else is reading, at least I'm finding it useful that it's still here.

And with that, I wish you all a happy new year. Here's hoping for a little bit of good in 2017.



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