When my blog domain expired in September of last year, I thought I had kissed blog writing goodbye. I had this thing about disconnecting online and connecting in person and I wanted to do more of that.
But you know the cliche â€œLife happens when youâ€™re making other plansâ€? Well that happened to me. Life threw a gut punch of a game changer my way. What I realized in hindsight was, I cannot change too much of myself and forget that most of my life, how I processed things was through writing. Whether privately or through vague hints here and there on a public space, writing has always gotten me through the trying parts of my life.
This isnâ€™t my old home, as jodythinks.com was purchased by another person. Ten years of writing, albeit sporadic, and itâ€™s time to move forward. Time to become an adult and move to a domain that feels way more grown up.
Honestly, I was not a successful professional writer, let me tell you that. I guess it was because my writing isnâ€™t very structured or grammatically correct, it was, and still is, all gut feel. What feels right, sounds right, all emotional. Â I shifted from a writing job to something else quite quickly when that didnâ€™t pan out, and am currently doing something different, but so far, moving along.
But I never forgot about words and putting them on paper. This January I started a DAILY journal as a project for 2018. Yes, daily. Full pages of my day that mostly come to, â€œwent to eat at the same place, had a good day with my bunniesâ€. Seeing the words connect to paper though is quite satisfying, especially now that Iâ€™m actually using gel ink pens, not ballpoint. I never used to do this since Iâ€™m left handed and when at any point I get sweaty everything smudges and itâ€™s all a big mess. Iâ€™m not sure if Iâ€™m writing slower or the pages just absorb better but I am feeling better about the ink. I may have to buy my first pen in a decade, from years of hoarding pens from hotels or doctor friends and relatives.
But as always, I digress.
I may not always be writing, and I may be saying goodbye to jodythinks, but I will be putting words to paper, typing, and so forth. This new domain feels like a new beginning. Not just to a more grown up me since I will always have the sense of humor of a thirteen year old boy, but maybe one that will be more of a stretch than just my waistline. Life may have punched me in the gut, but the bruises are healing.
So hello to my 5 readers again, and donâ€™t worry, I wonâ€™t say goodbye anytime soon.