Friday, January 02, 2009

A new beginning...

No stories, no pictures, no posts at all. No comments thanked or questions answered, no blogs read or comments left. No emails replied to, no phone calls returned, no resolutions made, no reflecting on the year gone by.

Bad blogger, bad friend, bad daughter, bad granddaughter.

Well perhaps one resolution made. Nothing to do with a new year, just a gradual realisation that happens to coincide.

To blog differently. To slow down. To only post when I have something that has to be said. To stop filling the empty spaces. To take the time spent searching for things to say and spend it building a home, a nest. Spend it with purpose and intent. Spend it wisely because it is precious.
Spend it so that I know where it has gone, so that I can see the results, be they a house that is becoming a home, a business becoming stronger, an idea becoming realised, a blog becoming.... actually I'm not sure what this blog will become yet, but I'm excited about it.

Posts will be less regular, emails and comments will go unanswered for (even) longer and some if not most of you will probably wonder off. For which I won't blame you.

But achieving balance as opposed to a smug-makingly high reader count is the aim here. To switch the computer off and only switch it back on when I really want to, not because I feel I have to, that I really really have to. That my world might end if I don't switch the damn computer on, even though there is nothing I actually want to do on the computer, it's just become such a part of me that I'm lost if it's off. That's not healthy, right?

So, here's to a new year, a new start, a new found balance, a new way of living. A new, computer-minimal way to be.

Happy new year. May it be one of balance, of calm, of intent and purpose.

Photo of Roslin Glen, by me.