Yes, it’s true! I am very much alive, except for my knee that is on the verge of (hopefully not) imploding.
It’s been about a month since my last post and frankly, I’m amazed the bloggidy blog is still getting views. Isn’t there some rule that you have to post constantly and if not constantly, then at least regularly to prompt traffic?
And I have a confession.
My motivation to write fizzled. Japan feels so far away. This was to be the pillar of the blog but it’s been over 5 years since we left and I wonder if my ideas are relevant. Alongside this is thinking that writing about Canada would be boring and forced.
But these worries are simply side effects of moving to a new city, new home, new jobs and a new life.
Who are we now that we have displaced most of what was familiar? We didn’t change countries or cultures but we shook up our routines enough for me to feel lost and blank.
This is really good. Getting too comfortable in the overstuffed chair of familiarity turns me into an apathetic yet antsy blob.
And this blobby is moving again!
Lauren at English Wife, Indian Life was the unintentional inspiration to get me out of my funk by posting something simple.
Simple includes photos and the ones here are from the last few weeks straddling our old and new homes. Playing with contrast to the max in the city skyline ones was fun. I never imagined the rich colors that would appear from what originally was a lovely, understated early morning sky.
The other motivation was the blog of Jeff Goins, one I’ve been following for a while. I like his writing style and identify with what he shares. He recently published a book and one of the treats was getting the electronic version before the print one. It was a satisfying read and I enjoyed the many stories of how people found their calling. Being in a new place makes it easier for me to think about the future and this book has come at the right time to think about my life, including this blog, and where I want to go next.
Thanks again for reading and commenting! Replying to your wonderful words is next up this week.
I can happily and confidently now say that I’m looking forward to getting back into blogging.
How do you get unstuck?