y’all, it has been a MONTH.
i feel like all my energy has been conserved in ever increasing amounts all autumn until it all got expelled on black friday, on which day i was as chipper as a skylark even though i had to close the store i work at and it was in a complete upheaval. i whipped through my section like a tornado that cleans messes instead of leaving them and then i put clothes away like i owned them, which is to say i stuck them in any which place because when half the store is on rolling racks in the fitting room and the clothes that are left have been essentially demerchandised there’s little point in trying to preserve the remnants for posterity. so the store was neat but it was disorganized.
sounds like my closet.
that whole mess of words spilled out to explain to what i’ve been doing with my life since i didn’t to pretend i didn’t have a number of things, including but not limited to a blog and an email inbox. i’m working my way to catching up on all of those things and reentering the blog world. it feels almost like reentering the US; all my friends have proceeded with their lives all while time has been frozen overseas, and i’m returning to find time did indeed march on and to discover what my friends did with it.
here’s what i did while internet-time was frozen at my house: i worked. and i watched a season and a half of pretty little liars in two weeks. and i read a few books. and i worked some more.
what did you do?
i’ve also been in a weird place when it comes to blogging. i definitely see and treat this blog like a ministry and i spent all of october blogging about practical faith, but i don’t want to be limited to faith when i blog, and i’m not sure if i’m feeling pigeonholed into it because that’s something readers actually expect or because i’m crazy.
(it’s probably both.)
i also had a conversation with nicole the other day and we talked about how blogging has changed since we started blogging around three, four years ago. i remember when people blogged as a scrapbook of their lives instead of sponsors and giveaways and everything else. and i realize that blogging has changed, and that’s okay, and it will keep changing, and that’s also okay. but i harbor a tiny bit of deeply jealous love for the blogging days of a few years ago, and i’m still trying to figure out how to navigate the blogging days of now in a way that combines the best resources of the present with the authenticity i’ve tried to cultivate in the past.
so we’ll see where that takes us.
& all of that is essentially to say, how is it almost december, and where have i been all month?!