Yes. I do realise it's been a while...
As you may have surmised from my lack of posts/writing/anything that I have been in a bit of blogging slump. I have had much to write (I even have a couple of drafts hiding away in Blogger draftland), but it's been such a big year, I couldn't bring myself to press "publish". That stuff is too personal to share with the interwebs - I'd share it with you, of course, but this stuff is "out there" in the public domain too and it just felt too...I just couldn't.
But, new year and all that and inspired a bit by A Peaceful Day's post, I think I might dip my toe back in blogging land!
Because I miss blogging. I miss chatting to you guys (whoever the hell you are). I miss musing. And at least two of you miss me because you told me! There is just something about writing and photos and putting it out there semi-regularly that appeals. I think about my blog often, even if I haven't written or posted. For me, blogging is sorting out my own voice. It's not necessarily about the writing; although I hope my writing/spelling/grammar is up to scratch and gets better. It's about the thoughts and organising them into some sort of coherence. And if the words fail, chuck in a couple of photos! It's also about my photos actually, because I love taking pics and it's nice to have a place to share them too. In fact, let's put one in here:
OK, so maybe not that one! I've been pretty sick with the flu and then some other cold thing on top of that these last couple of weeks and I just wanted to keep things real!
I've been thinking a fair bit about what I want this blog to be. It's not really going to be about homeschooling anymore, but I might rant a bit about giftedness and education and fill you in a bit about how the kids are travelling, but I don't think it can be the core mission anymore. So what is it? I do think there are heaps of bloggers and readers out there like me - not comfortable with blogging about their kids now, but still wanting to write. So maybe this blog will be more about me. The real me. The ups and downs of me. How do I do that with keeping my family's privacy? Mmm...good question, Ingi! I'll sort that out as I go.
What would you want to read? What's in it for you? My thoughts on education, science, keeping healthy, my travels (such that they are), how I manage (or not manage) life? I hope that I can keep you entertained, that you enjoy my writing, that you connect with me somehow. I think the connection thing is a good thing - a bit scary because putting yourself out there for everyone to comment on is scary - but I like the thought that my words and maybe some of my pictures resonate with someone.
What will I bring you? Humour, navel-gazing, insight, living vicariously through my travels (be they Canberra or overseas), and maybe a bit of bumbling my way through this thing called life. I'd like to inspire you, and if I can't do that, I'd like you to sympathise with me! We're all in this together, are we not?
And just to even things up, here's a much cheerier pic of me, before I was beset with the great flu of 15/16:
Hi - how have you been?
Happy to see me back?
What would YOU like to read/see more of?