I have something to confess.
When I began this blog almost a year ago (tomorrow will be the 11 month anniversary) — I set out with somewhat of a secret goal. My goal was simple: I wanted to never have to write an I-apologize-for-my-absence post. You know the ones… they’re all over the blog-o-sphere. People get busy with work, and life and forget all about their wee old blog and then a week or a month or a year later they return and apologize for the time they’ve been away and plan to refocus on their blog. I never wanted to have to write such a post. However, an even less ideal situation would be to be one of those people that gives 110% to their blog for months and then seems to disappear into thin air. I would far rather be the former than the latter. And so here I am.
Now, it must be explained that my absence was for good reason. I have two big passions in life. Acting and writing. And by some crazy turn of fate, some foolish but amazing people decided I just might be able to take a stab at doing those things professionally. With all the professional writing I was doing, I was spending hours upon hours every day hunched over my computer. I loved the work but the spasm in my neck, carpal tunnel in my wrists and searing back pain were not such fans. However, I continued plowing on, loving every minute of it. But despite my love of the work, I am not strictly speaking, a technology person. I like to go for runs, I like to sew, I like to cook — and when I was making my money writing, I had far less time for all those things. And whenever I finally did have a small crack of time, I plowed into my favorite activities away from the computer for as long as I could. But that didn’t leave much time for this little old blog of mine. But now that I have gotten used to the hours of writing and how to sort my schedule a little better, I think it is high time I return to this wonderful project.
So, in the spirit of positivity, I declare that this is not an I-apologize-for-my-absence post — it is an I-am-so-glad-I-made-it-back post. My posts may not be as frequent as they once were but I’m going to try my darndest to post at least once or twice a week. Because, they are My Happy Happenings and there’s a lot to be happy about.
Glad to be back!