Summer always brings the desire to start a new endeavor...
Last June I was trying to piece together my new way of living with the way I want to live my life. Twelve months earlier the blog was on course of changing into something different. Presently, I want to pursue all these things — but now in our new home!
Yes! This homegirl returns to her hometown — and hilarity ensues!
Three months have gone by without a word here and it is time to get the momentum going again! I will go into more detail of our move in another post, though. Today's entry is just about taking that first step back into the exhilarating world of blogging.
It is always a challenge to face a blank compose screen after taking a long break. I put way too much pressure to write something that sets the bar going forward. I also need to come back down to earth and realize no one is checking their blog feed for my next post with the same anticipation as for Stars Wars: The Force Awakens.
I've been blogging for over a decade and not once have I felt like packing it in. In fact, I am even more driven to embark on the next leg of this journey! I respect my readers and feel a responsibility to provide quality content that reflects who I am — and attempt to entertain, engage, and at times, enlighten. These goals keep me on my toes!
Stepping aside this spring allowed me to reevaluate and appreciate how much joy this blog has brought to my life. I realized ever since switching Stix on the Beach over to a different hosting site five years ago (in June, of course!), it sort of lost its way. Yet, I know it can still become what I envisioned. My blog is the wind beneath my wings. It's everything, everything I wish I could be. Fly....fly....fly...uh... sorry for getting carried away.
But it's not easy. I have so many ideas running around in my head that it is hard to focus. Factor in chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia — and the resulting physical pain from the stress of feeling scatter-brained can cause my creativity to come to a screeching halt! Which is why I putting together a plan for bringing blogging back.
Thankfully, there are about as many resources on blogging as there are Star Wars movie spin-0ffs in the works. Soon I'll be sharing the ones that have reminded me of the purpose of wanting to start this blog in the first place. Ideally these posts will resonate with those of you looking for direction too!