Saturday, December 17, 2011

To Blog or Not to Blog

If you are like me you might find yourself saying... where does the time go.  There are so many things on my to do list and somehow I just don't get through them.  The past five months blogging has been one of the things on the list that I have just not gotten to.  Why???  I'm asking myself that question.  It isn't for lack of ideas or adventures I've had.   Maybe its priorities.  Other things have demanded my attention and had to be taken care of.  That is clearly part of the reason.  And sometimes even though I have had the time I just haven't felt like it.  If I am to be honest, some of that may be due to my Mom's passing last May and this blog didn't feel like the appropriate expression of the grieving process.

This morning I decided to look at the traffic to the blog and was surprised how we continue to be picked up by the search engines and the posts that get a number of hits.  The statue of Franco Harris's Immaculate Reception is the top of the list receiving quite a few every week as does the one on Boquette Crime.  Of my Art Postings the one "She Paints Sea Shells" is the most popular.  Well.. that's some motivation.  To know that I might be providing some information to the general public.

I think back to the reason we started this blog.  Some friends and family had expressed that they liked the unique things we were doing in "retirement" and that it was providing inspiration for them. OK! Today I don't even like the word "retire."  I prefer Jane Fonda's term "Third Act" which I heard via a podcast on a  retreat she participated in at Upaya (which I listened to on their Dharma podcast  and highly recommend). The retreat explored the fact that we are living longer and encouraged us to find ways to make the 30 years that people often have after retiring from their formal careers meaningful.

For me each day has the potential to be an exciting adventure and it is up to me to make it so.  It is fun to share those adventures on this blog. So I'm committed to writing again and to encouraging Murray to do some writing too.

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