I’m on vacation and yet I’m never really on vacation. My computer, my phone – it all travels with me. I unplug here and there but mainly I like to stay connected. While I’m on vacation, though, I’m taking a brief break from writing and putting my energy into creative thinking and strategizing. I explain below.
Here’s my 5 minute brain dump…
I started this blog almost 6 years ago. That’s like an ETERNITY in the blogging world. And it hasn’t really changed much in all that time. The focus has pretty much been my take on life, whatever it may bring. And I’ve wound up having a pretty good time. But if you happened to read my post last Sunday, then you’ll know that I’m right smack in the middle of my quarterly existential blogging crisis.
What am I here for? Why am I blogging? Where do I want this go?
I’m not leaving the blogging world. I know there are plenty of people that finish their run and move on successfully to a career in social media or marketing and never look back. No matter what I do professionally, I can’t see NOT having a blog. It’s just part of me.
But am I going to be doing this when I’m 60 years old? Doubtful. But I’m thinking about what the future will hold and where I’d eventually like to be. I’d like to create a space with potential for longevity and I’ve never been able to figure out what that looks like.
I think my dream of becoming an internet sensation with book deals and talk shows offers focused exclusively on ME is really just a pipe dream. (And no, I’m not really THAT self-centered and absorbed. But a talk show would be fun). So I’m thinking of expanding my horizons. I’m not sure yet. I have ideas but nothing worth talking about yet.
All I’m saying it that I’m in Florida, enjoying some sunshine (deadly hot sunshine), and taking time off to think about how I want to evolve. I don’t plan to do a big dramatic reveal but I expect that you’ll be seeing some changes as we head in to fall, which is the season of change, isn’t it? Funny how that all works out.
I for one am excited to see what you have in store for us! Enjoy your last vacation this summer. I head to Orlando in a week and I am looking forward to the sun, but not the rain or the humidity!
You must be heading to Family Forward! The rain has been totally manageable and I’ll try to take some of the humidity with me when I leave.
Vacation and unplugging does the body, mind and soul good! Enjoy your vacation!
You can say that again. I unplugged more than I planned and I have NO regrets!!
So funny. I was reading your cancer post and then the sunshine post and realized as a melanoma survivor the combination of those two is actually hilarious. I have avoided sunshine too much this Summer…. I realized I didn’t even wear a bathing suit all summer long not because of my body but because of the skin covering it. Sadness!! I’ll be writing my SOCSunday for this week shortly and missed the last two weeks due to travel. Always look forward to blogging them…. thanks for being truly you… even if you are republican… and I actually find the conservative word more scary to tell you the truth… youch… and I love many conservatives. It is just the ones who like to shock and shout words like “retard” into the world that are so offensive but that’s for another time and place. Keep doing what you’re doing without concern of labels, like you don’t! Big hugs!