The Green Study Potpourri (or What’s that Smell?)
The Green Study will return on January 1st, 2016.
It’s been a chaotic few months and I’m taking some time off for napping.
In the last few months, we moved my mother-in-law to a nursing home, our kitchen was remodeled, our water heater leaked its ancient guts all over the basement, my daughter became a middle schooler, this blog took an unexpected turn and I sank into a longer-than-normal depression. It shifted my priorities significantly. I’m still adjusting to, cleaning up after and mourning some changes.
I wrote a post about procrastination and writing that garnered some extra attention, social media sharing and interaction. I wrote that post to get myself going and it took on a life of its own. The thing is, I still mean it. I still need to do the work. I’m spending the rest of the month doing some offline writing, a lot of reading and moments dedicated to meditating/snoring.
Blogging got me into a writing habit, but in some ways, it has outgrown that purpose. I’m struggling to find a balance between writing what I enjoy and the interaction it entails, and writing that challenges me to be a better writer. I will have been blogging almost 4 years this upcoming January, writing personal essays, sponsoring a few contests, interacting with other readers and writers. It’s been a great experience, one that I plan on continuing with renewed vigor and a little more balance in the new year.
I thought that before I went on break, I’d share a potpourri of posts from The Green Study.
FOR NEW BLOGGERS, UNSOLICITED BLOGGING ADVICE
11/18/12 Turning the Holiday Bulldozer Around
12/14/13 Holiday Angst Redux – Opting Out
SOME OF MY FAVORITES, NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS
09/06/12 Being Just Right
01/18/13 What My Hell Looks Like
Thank you to the readers and commenters, who have taken the time to read my posts or comment this year. It’s been a pleasure “meeting” you and I look forward to getting to know you more in the year ahead.
Here’s to a Happy Blogging Year in 2016!