Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Ultimate Post... for now
This is the 1000th post for this blog. It's taken me a long time to get here, especially since I haven't written anything here in a while.
And this shall be my ultimate post. For now.
There are various reasons.
1. The most practical reason, I haven't the time. I have 3 kids and a job. And what spare blogging time I have, I much rather spend writing about them. Not so much because I am an obsessive mom but because my memory is so shot that I need to keep a record of their antics otherwise I won't have a clue what they were like growing up, 10 years from now. Also, the blog is for them. So that they can read it, when they are old enough to.
2. In the last few years, I have also found myself become less angsty, politically and socially. Perhaps it had to do with the great state of sleep deprivation but also because there were so many people talking so loudly on their blogs that I didn't feel the need to add in my two cents worth anymore.
3. I have so little time away from the kids. The last thing I want to do is spend in online. I rather spend it with real people out there. I could be spending it talking about the very things that I used to blog about. My most recent, most enjoyable moment was polling night 2011.
It reminded me of college days in Melbourne, where we would organise a huge cook out, leave everything on the dining table and we'd take our food buffet style and eat in front of the television. Instead of the movie, we watched the results of the elections.
And because the results took so long to come in, we made up our own entertainment. Miming a bad news presenter who had overexaggerated and affected gestures, laughing at election's officials and chuckling at the fact that our PM was now a loon.
And then, of course, my Littlest, wakes up for milk and wonders what the fuss is about and why there are so many people in the house at 2 in the morning.
All this making me very amused and for once light-hearted.
And because this is what I need more than anything, I am trading blogging for time in the real world that will make me feel more human and more connected to those around me.
So, the Wind in My Head which used to blow gales, has petered to a gentle breeze. And it'll stay that way until I get to claim my life back from the kids. And perhaps then, if blogs are not a thing of the past, I might revive this one. Because, this blog has been around with me for a long time and is a part of me, even if it is one that I hardly have time to visit anymore.
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Ondine tossed this thought in at 06:15
At 3:42 a.m.
Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance! I have a question about your blog. HeatherVonsj(at)gmail(dot)com
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