Sunday, January 02, 2011


I mostly ignored this blog in 2010. Sometimes it was the elephant in the room. Mostly, however, it simply didn't cross my mind. At all. I had a lot on my plate, both because of job searching and then starting a new career, and because of other, very fundamental, changes in my life. And I found myself not writing.

Sometimes I tried to write. I began a few posts, then got completely frustrated or disgusted or bored, and deleted each one. The posts were trite, the posts overshared, the posts were pointless.

For the past few weeks, I've missed it. I've missed writing itself, or participating in the blogging world, or maybe just the navel-gazing that blogging often allowed me to do.

So. It's a new year. For about six seconds, I considered launching a new blog. But that seemed grandiose. A more reasonable thought is just putting up a new post. So, now that I've addressed my long absence, I guess I need to address a few more things. Because of my new career, I'm going to be more circumspect in my posting. Before my new job started, I took down a lot of posts. Since this blog isn't anonymous, I don't have the luxury of posting whatever I think. Because I like being employed, and I like my current job. Also, my kids are old enough that they have a vote, and they prefer to not be the topic of my blog. Or be mentioned at all. And I think that's reasonable.

Which makes the whole thing funny, when you think about it. This blog's address is "", and I won't be writing much about work or my kids. Let's enjoy the irony together for a moment.

Did you hear the crickets chirping? Or was that my imagination?

Okay, I think that actually explains my long hiatus better than the first few paragraphs. Without those two topics - the two topics that were the original inspiration for this blog to begin with - I'm left to write about, well, um. I don't really know. I won't be writing about my cats and dogs, and I don't cook or garden or craft enough to write about that.

I'm going to leave it to the readers, since I don't really have a clue. What should I write about?


James said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere! I don't care too much what you post about, though. :)

Peter said...

I'm sure there's plenty on your mind that won't get you fired or upset your kids. Give it a shot.

Anonymous said...

Yay! A post from Kaleigh! I hear ya, on this. Notice I didn't post much last year, either. Kids I can still write about cuz they never read anything I write anymore. Just glad to see you back. All best,


Dina said...

I've been giving alot of thought lately to my bucket list. I'd like to hear what's on your bucket list...

Jennifer said...

No need to write specifically on work or kids really. My husband and I were recently debating the need for me to work anymore. And we determined, that yes, I do need to work for multiple reasons. Maybe you can do another post about why you work outside the home and why it works for your family. Ultimately, gone are the days of mom staying at home full-time. Just was interested in your take on this.

Megan said...

I am new to blogging and recently started one of my own. Things I would like to hear include: ideas for cold/wintery days, what you choose to do with your kids on you days off, and perhaps how do you overcome the guilt of not being a stay-at-hone mother?