Times they are a changing…or maybe it’s just that I’m changing (and that’s always a good thing, I hope!). This blog has served a variety of purposes over the years, and I have enjoyed seasons of intensive writing and engagement here as well as times when the posts were a bit thin. However, nothing compares to the seemingly complete abandonment of the blog that I have demonstrated over at least the last 6 months, if not more.
A major contributing factor to my absence has been a series of significant health issues that have shifted my focus quite dramatically. I won’t go into all the specifics, because this isn’t a strictly personal blog. What I will say is that I learned a lot about teaching through a variety of life issues, and I only wish I had had the energy at the time to share what I was learning along the way.
In addition to this, however, has been a growing move towards more intimate writing, and more often than not this was happening in long hand, not on a computer. I had a personal blog until last year, for instance, and then just felt like I didn’t want to share my thoughts so publicly anymore, at least not in that venue. I kept up here a bit longer, but then the same inclination decided to creep in again. I just don’t really feel like blogging anymore, at least not for now.
I’ve also been pursuing some other avenues of creativity, so perhaps that too has shifted my focus–drawing, music, and journaling have consumed much of my interest, and so when I do have a spare moment, it’s rare that I’m thinking of what else I can say here.
All that to say that while this has been fun, I think I might be reaching the end of the road here, at least for now. I am going to keep the blog open for a while, in case anyone feels like wandering through the archives. But don’t be surprised if one day you turn here and find me gone.
The internet is a strange and sometimes wonderful place, but it just doesn’t interest me as much these days. Nothing personal; I just have other interests to pursue at the moment, and only so many hours in a day.
I wish you all well on your teaching journey, and thank you to those that read or shared comments–it was truly a valuable experience!