“A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” ~Jerry Seinfeld~
I’ve come to realize in recent years that I don’t always finish what I start. I don’t stay committed. This is especially true with consistent exercise and healthy eating habits, but also applies to a pushed-aside plan to organize photographs. I can only blame my own laziness and boredom, with an occasional time crunch, for the lack of follow-through.
This is why I am surprised that I continue to blog after two years.
March 17, 2013, is the day I went topless on WordPress. There were no sensors to stop what would become a blended muddle of cats, a mother, photography, poetry, dating, friendship, exercising, moving, spring cleaning, eating, chocolate martinis, flowers, and other pieces of the splattered kitchen counter I could throw at a post. And throw at you, dear reader. I can only assume that you’ve enjoyed the whirring and pulsing of the blender’s mélange. Otherwise, you wouldn’t put up with the mess.
With self-astonishment at continued blogging, I realize the love of writing is the most important and number one reason I have stayed with this endeavor. It has become somewhat of a passion, an expression of creativity that I believe I suppressed for many years. I enjoy writing as much as I enjoy the grassy smell of a new spring or the oral sensation of melting dark chocolate. Writing is cool, fun, silly, thought-provoking, mind-bending, tasty and a way to avoid boring tasks. If it ever stops being such, it would be a sad day…one in which I would have to say goodbye to the WordPress community and hello to the photo organization project. #shuddersattheprospect
The next best reason for being here is you: The readers, commenters, followers, likers, and even those that lurk in the shadows of the side bar to silently read and then be gone like a barefoot Kwai Chang Caine across rice paper. I adore, admire and thank each and every one of you for stopping by to read. I really do. Even though the main event at WP is writing, I am a social person. I enjoy meeting new people, reading about YOU, learning about custom and culture in other countries, and realizing that we’re all wonderful humans in the same messy kitchen. I would love to be able to post links to all of your blogs and sing your individual praises, but I don’t have that kind of time. Plus remember – I’m lazy and bored. Instead, here is what I would ask you to do:
- Post a link to your blog in the comment section, and/or
- Say something interesting or fascinating about yourself so that at least one person will click on your link and read your latest or greatest post, and/or
- Tell me what part of my blender ingredients you love best or love the least. Cat stories? Tales from mom? Photographs? Diatribes about nothing? Awful, insipid poetry? Tell me true as I want to make this blog inviting to you.
(My apologies if that feels like math homework. I simply want you to be proud of your blog, proud of yourself, and honest with the crazy woman who writes this nonsense.)
So, in summation, I love writing and I adore all of you for stopping by and reading. I plan to keep going as long as it’s entertaining and fun for all, or until my fingers fall off, or until I have nothing to say, or until photo projects become my passion…
…or until I stop using the topless blender.