After nine months without an update, I’ve decided to take things in a new direction on this blog.
Since January, I’ve had trouble blogging for a few reasons:
1. Transitioning to Delhi has required a lot of time and emotional energy, and I didn’t feel like giving a whole lot of effort to maintaining a blog.
2. I shut down my Facebook and a lot of other social-media accounts to focus on this blog. But after we moved to India, it turned out to be easier for me to just use Facebook as a way to stay in touch with family. Facebook then slowly replaced my need for blogging.
3. And finally, I knew I had only planned on blogging for six months when I started. I just wanted to experiment and see where things went. But after a while, I felt like I ran out of things of value to share, so I stopped writing altogether.
It wasn’t until August, that I started toying around with the idea of blogging again.
I decided to create a Tumblr account. At the time, I still didn’t feel like I had anything of value to share on a regular basis, and I didn’t want the weight of a blog to maintain, so it was a good option for me. Tumblr allowed me to write a quick, focused post once a day and move on. And that turned out to be about as much as I could write anyways.
Then in September I started journalling again. I still wasn’t ready to blog, but I felt ready to process life again through writing. Right around the same time, we were also visiting the States, and a few people randomly mentioned that I should blog as a way of passing the time living in Delhi. I took the hint.
I’m still not entirely sure what I’ll be blogging about. I’ve been asking God what He wants me to say. Should I just share what I journal about privately, the real and the raw stuff? Or should I try harder to focus on sharing the little revelations and thoughts I have throughout the day? I’ve also asked Him a couple times if I should change the name, but I haven’t heard a response.
In the meantime, I’ll be transitioning some of my posts from Tumblr over here to this blog. They’re short and they focus on things I’m thankful for.
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