The time has come to finally call it, my blog has run it’s course. For the past two years I have sat at the computer and struggled over what to write, how much to share, what to post… I’m a different person than I was when I started this blog. Every time I go to publish a post with my deeper thoughts I get nervous. Nervous that someone will be offended, someone will be annoyed but mostly nervous that I’m putting so much of myself out there. I would often go back and forth between “screw it, I don’t care what anyone thinks” to “I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings”. Eventually I would just not post (as you probably noticed) and then I would end up feeling guilty for not posting. I tried just sharing photos but I do that elsewhere so it seemed really repetitive.
I’ve been really lucky with this blog. I think about it and have almost all positive experiences. Very good friends were made through this site. Opportunities and new things, working through thoughts, having the stories I might have otherwise forgotten, getting to know myself and others better…all great things. Unfortunately there have been bad things too. Rude comments, accidentally offending someone, and crazy people blatantly copying my pictures and words…not so great.
Not writing on this site recently has allowed me to write more in other ways which I am loving. I started a journal back in August and write every day in it. I also have been writing longer emails to friends and recently became old school pen pals with a friend. These are things that I am really enjoying. More personal, more me…just less in a public forum. And this is what I need right now.
I still plan on sharing my photos on Flickr. I’m pretty active on Instagram and often times share little thoughts there. If we’re not friends in real life but you’ve been following my blog, I’d love to hear from you. Let’s be friends on Facebook or drop me an email with your blog address.
And so my friends, I sign off but not without saying how much I appreciate you all. I especially am thankful that during a really rough time in my life, you were all so thoughtful. Thinking about 2010 and how terrible it was, I always think of my friends and the kindness of people…some I’ve never even met. You all were a part of what got me through in one piece. This blog and site have served me well. As it limps across the finish line, I know the time is right to end. Farewell, Easily Distracted.
Easily Distracted, 2004 – 2013.