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So, I have a birthday coming up. It’s not a big birthday; the number doesn’t end in a 0 or a 5. But it is a milestone for me. I have been thinking about this particular birthday, and what I realize is that I don’t have the luxury of using “being young” as an excuse anymore. As in: “I have plenty of time; I’m still young.” (Not that I think I’m old either — there is a middle ground.)
I have been thinking about how I want the year ahead to go and I how want my life ahead to go. And I realized that there are some changes I’d like to make. My priorities have definitely shifted over the years, but now I want to be more mindful how about I spend my days. I want to spend more time doing those things that are important to me, and spend less time just wasting time.
I also want to take care of myself better, mentally and physically. That probably entails spending less time on the computer. I have a four-year-old, which means the free hours in my day are already limited, and I want to be conscious about how I use them.
My posting to this blog is already pretty irregular, despite all my best efforts. With these changes coming up, I could go one of two ways. I could post here even less regularly, as I get involved in other long-term projects and get off the computer more. Or I could actually end up posting more, as I document what I’m doing and share my thoughts. I do know this about myself: When I am learning or trying something new, I really need to document it, and a blog is still the best tool I’ve found for doing that.
If I do end up posting more, I will likely be thinking and writing about subjects like simplifying, getting organized and finding balance. I might post more about writing itself, as well as my thoughts about what I’m reading and how it is impacting me (rather than straight-up book reviews, which I post erratically over here).
We’ll see how it goes. It’s very likely that things will get more interesting around here, and if so, I will take that as a sign that the changes I am trying to make are good ones and that they’re working. I hope that if I do post something that catches your interest and you’d like to hear more about it, you will leave a comment to tell me so. That may inspire me to write about subjects I had never even considered tackling.
Also, thanks for reading.