Tuesday, April 21, 2015

hello out there.

Blogs are funny things, aren't they? 

Remember when I told you in January that siddathornton was being revamped, and that I would see you in a month? Well, obviously, as it is now April twenty-first, I did not see you in a month, and siddathornton was not revamped. 

Recently, I read a post by Betsy about blogging. In one of the opening paragraphs she talks about how she considered not coming back to her blog, about how it was strange that she felt blasé about possibly not returning to the space... how she didn't feel the need to blog anymore.

I have been feeling all of those things, especially with grad school (and everything that comes along with it) on my plate. Suddenly, I had all of these assignments, all of these new friends, and all of these things to do, none of which took into consideration my house that desperately needs cleaning. Suddenly, my life was very full and I wanted for and needed nothing. My life was full, and blogging was the thing I chose to prune in that time of fullness. 

In her post, Betsy talks about how she doesn't feel the need to catalogue her life through her blog in a "diary-like" way anymore, and I have to agree. I don't feel the need to blog in that way anymore, and with school and friends at school being such a big part of my life now, I don't want to document their lives without their permission. 

But I do still want to blog. 

When I decided this, I knew I had to make a decision: would I continue blogging under siddathornton, or would I close the book on this chapter of my life and move on to something different? I have some of the best, most fulfilling memories from this space. I have met and collaborated and shared creativity with many wonderful people, using this space as a medium, and it felt weird to think of starting new somewhere else. In a way, it felt like abandoning all of those experiences and memories. 

But, I have felt - on many occasions over the past year or so - that it was time to move on.

So, what does all of this mean? Well, this means that this is one of my last posts here on siddathornton. It means that a new blog is coming soon. It means that I have no intention to quit blogging now, or ever, really. It means that I want to keep sharing, though the type of sharing I plan to do over on my new blog may be a little different. Or, perhaps it won't. That remains to be determined. 

Until then, I hope that all of you that have frequented this space will continue blogging. I hope that you will continue sharing beautiful photos and beautiful words. I hope that you will continue sharing your stories, in whatever way you see fit and in whatever way makes you feel comfortable and creative. Blogging is such a wonderful thing. It really is.

I will see you all soon.

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