#dontcallitacomeback four months later

Currently: And Four Months Later… #dontcallitacomeback

Hey there! Remember me? I blogged here for ten years.

Back in March, I put up a tenth-anniversary post. And then I did a disappearing act. I suggested something like that might happen when I took on a new role at work almost six months ago, but I honestly didn’t think it would be to this extent!

As of last week, that new role is no longer “interim,” but official. (Time to update the ol’ LinkedIn profile!) The time leading up to that has been very busy. It’s also educational, frustrating, intimidating, and sometimes gratifying. I don’t know that any of that will change, but I do foresee some shifts in how I spend my time…and I hope that means I’ll get to spend some of it here again.

Don’t call it a comeback.

I’m wary of making that kind of commitment right now. But it is very nice to be back here!

I’ll confess that I didn’t consistently miss blogging while I wasn’t doing it. My time, energy and brainpower were so occupied sometimes that there just wasn’t room to miss blogging. And when there was unoccupied time for me to notice I missed it, the energy and brainpower all too often couldn’t get their act together to do anything about it. When I did find myself missing blogging, I missed the community around it at least as much as, if not more than, creating posts. I haven’t been very “media-social” during the past few months either (aside from the #Italy2017 Instagram Interval), and I’m feeling very out-of-touch with my friends. I’ve missed YOU.

This weekend, I’m working on some short-ish catch-up posts that will go up over the next couple of weeks. I have travel thoughts to share and books I need to try and remember reading!


Reading:  I never thought I’d read as slowly as I do lately, and if it weren’t for audiobooks I might not finish any books in under a month! Depending how much time I spend on blog posts today, I might actually finish Rob Sheffield’s karaoke memoir Turn Around, Bright EyesI just returned the audiobook of Manal al-Sharif’s Daring to Drive, another memoir, to the library, and checked out the audio of the novel Visible City by Tova Mirvis.

Watching:  My brain’s been more capable of processing video content than print lately. That worked out well, since our spring TV-viewing schedule was quite full! The DVR is less busy now, so we’ve flipped to Netflix for the summer. But I get home from work later than I used to, so evening TV time is shorter and the binge-watching takes longer. We’ve only seen the first two episodes of this season of Orange is the New Black.

Doing: I’ll be filling you in on that in my next post. Stick around, won’t you?

So let’s not call this a comeback. But I do hope you come back to say hello, and tell me about what you’re reading, watching, and doing!

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  1. Congratulations on getting the new position permanently! I’m glad to see you back on here but get that you’ve been busy.

  2. Comeback or no, great to see you here! I’ve been only hovering on the edges lately — so much of social media has become political (and rightly so), that it’s just not as much fun as before.

  3. Congrats on the permanent post! Wonderful, but I knew you could do it. I know what you mean about audio being easier to focus on these days. My daughter’s swim team left little energy for me to read print.

  4. Glad to hear the new job has become permanent! Hope you eventually find time (and energy) for all of the things you want to do!