....Not much. How 'bout you?
OK - I'm lying. A LOT has been going on, but let's ease into it.
The blog is back baby. It's back with a new look, some new features (please vote in my weekly poll!), and a lot of catching up to do. But we'll get there, I mean it.
I feel really energized when September rolls around. It just feels like it's time to hit the reset button.
School has started and my mind goes back to my favorite teacher, Miss Carvo, who told me on more than one occaision, "A writer writes." She also would listen to whatever I said I wanted to do and would say two words, "Get going."
So here I am.
Like most of the world, a couple of years ago I began a love affair with Facebook which has been wonderful for so many reasons. But it seems that my desire to comment on my FB friends' snappy statuses and write my own, coupled with me churning out more and more stand up comedy, kept me from here.
But that's only part of the story.
The other part is that these past 2 years have been difficult and filled with a lot of sad, life-changing events. (Wait, wait, wait!!! Don't leave!) And while I always pride myself on finding humor in times of stress, times of deep sorrow are completely different. While I have a desire to share my thoughts and emotions with you my dear reader, I wonder if all the tough stuff is really what you are looking for when you come here.
Plus, there's certain things I just wasn't ready to talk about. I may never be ready to talk about them. Sometimes this makes me feel dishonest. Life is full of lots of things happening at once, but how does it look to put out a cute story for the masses about something adorable my daughter said, when at the same time my uncle was dying? Can my content still be personal without being so personal?
When something deep is happening, can I still swim in the shallow end of the pool? Will you meet me there?
I think I am learning that the answer is yes. I think I am realizing that I need to trust my readers more. If you know something big is happening in the world and it doesn't show up in the blog, I have to trust that you won't judge me. I'll talk about it when I'm ready. Or I won't.
And if I don't address the elephant that some of you know is in the room, that OK too, right? After all, it's my elephant and this is my room.
I write all of this knowing full well that I am breaking a blogging rule - Don't talk about how you have been remiss in blogging on your blog. Well, sorry. I guess I'm just a rule breaker.
I will keep writing and adding elements and making changes to keep things fresh. I'll fill in the gaps and keep you up to date. I hope you will comment so I know that you are here. I hope you will share posts you like with your friends.
I want to get back on this train and see where it takes me. When I started blogging 6 years ago, it took me to the stage as a stand up comic. Who knows where it will go next?
Who's with me?
Hello...Yeah...It's Been A While.....
....Not much. How 'bout you?