Do you know what I miss most about my old blogging days?
The daily brain dumps.
I find writing so therapeutic, but I don’t tend to do it unless I have the blog accountability. It’s kind of like playing the guitar. If I’m not actively taking lessons, I don’t tend to practice.
This is one of the things I hate about myself.
I have been pondering about starting a daily blog again, like back in the day, but I always end up talking myself out of it.
Mostly it’s my perfection gene kicking in.
What’s the point of blogging in a world full of social media sites?
I don’t have the energy nor desire to write those insanely long SEO posts for my recipes. I’m no longer in the weight loss niche. Do I have a niche? Do I even need a niche?
Ugh. Why am I overcomplicating this?
Overall, the personal blog feels dated and dead. No one reads them anymore. So why bother. Blah. Blah Blah.
I did give TikTok the old college try, but my word is that a lot of work –shooting video, editing, adding music and captions. I mean, it’s kinda fun, but it’s also overwhelming. And it doesn’t feel as authentic or raw as off-the-cuff writing. I rather enjoy just unwinding with my thoughts at the end of the day.
So, anyway, I decided to stop overthinking it. Here I am writing after a long Monday, dog and husband by my side, and I am rather enjoying it.
The kids are in their rooms. They are much older now (15 and 10), so bedtimes are later. They are finally back to in-person school two days a week. It’s been a challenging year, to say the least, but I’ve been proud of them both. They have been keeping up with their school work amid all this craziness.
I’m wrapping up the third semester that the pandemic has impacted, and I may be struggling more than the kids. I fought so hard to get my teaching position back at the college because I love being in the classroom, and for the past year, that’s been nearly impossible.
I was one of the few teachers who did teach face-to-face the last two semesters, but it’s only been a course or two, and the students are mentally in another place. Between the masks and the lack of campus resources, it’s been challenging, and I feel defeated daily.
Then a student will ask a great question or send me a note of appreciation, and it energizes me. I remember why I like teaching so much, but it’s still hard to keep up the energy when everyone and everything feels so… drained… for lack of a better word.
Okay, well, I’m not sure I said much of anything in my first daily post, but you know what? I feel better. I’m glad I pulled out of the old laptop.
Oh! One more thing, I wanted to mention the flower picture I used for this post.
Those flowers are from Easter! My brother and his girlfriend brought them over, and they are still going strong more than two weeks later.
I never buy flowers, and I’m not sure why. I loved having these in the house the last few weeks.
Are you a flower person? I think I may be becoming one in my old age. Is that’s a thing? I think that’s a thing.
Anyway, this was fun. I hope you had a good day. Good night!