So, writing. Yeah, been taking a break from most of that. And don’t ask me why, because I really don’t have a definitive answer. Blogging can become kind of relentless, and for me it started to feel like I had to document my life more than live it, which is not cool. Probably the bigger reason, though, and one I haven’t resolved in spite of the fact that you are reading something I wrote, is that as I get older I feel more and more that I need to get quieter. I fear becoming one of those bossy, know-it-all, middle-aged women who could solve all the world’s problems if only everyone would be still and listen to her. I can’t do anything about being middle-aged, and I will spend the rest of my life fighting my bossy nature, but at least I don’t have to be a know-it-all! So, quieter seemed better.
The trouble with that route is that I do have some observations to share that a few people have kindly told me they find valuable, and they wish I would start writing again. Older women are commanded by the apostle Paul to teach the younger women about some fundamental topics that affect the future of society and have eternal implications, too. I feel the weight of that directive, so I am trying to figure out how to balance teaching with non-know-it-all-itude.
What I want is to be a friend who walks alongside you. That is a two-way relationship, so you’ll be my friend if you gently point out any bossiness or unreasonableness you see creeping into my writing.
Ok, that’s done. So, what’s been happening? What’s on your mind? What’s going well? What has you flummoxed? I’d like to help, if I can. Tell me what you would find helpful to read about here. You can leave a comment, or you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your requests and ideas.
Do a thing for me in return? One thing that made me stop writing was how much time publicizing the blog took. I am determined not to get on that treadmill again. I promise to try to write pretty regularly. If you find what I’m writing to be worth reading, I’m going to depend on you to share it. I’ll write, you publicize. Deal?