Slice of Life Challenge, March 1
Starting new things has become increasingly more difficult as I have grown older. Later this month, I will be 37, and I cannot recall when I have really started something new when it came to the written word. Something new that was a creation, not a consumption. Something like this. But, I decided it was time for me to engage in something new, something creative, and something that would be shared with others.
Except, this morning, I did not realize that today was March 1, 2019, and the day that I was expecting myself to create something new after such a long hibernation of linguistic creativity. But I sat down while my students worked on their vignette blogs in the too-small, overheating computer lab and pulled my laptop across the desk and re-read what I was supposed to do.
Create a blog.
Simple enough. The liaison recommended Blogger, so I popped that open in my browser and started plunking away at the settings.
Weird. Unfamiliar. This was not my website builder. But I needed a site to finish filling out the registration forms, so, Heck it! I made a site, copied and pasted, hit submit, and immediately regretted the decision.
“No, this is what you decided to do,” I told myself and pushed the laptop away as I pushed myself away from the desk.
I sat there, hands on my knees, staring at the screen, at that unfamiliar, naked blog page, and huffed in frustration before dragging myself back to type in that old URL.
Tried three different passwords. Gasped that I haven’t posted since 2017. Quickly scanned through old posts–is this decent enough to share with such a community? And made the decision to change my original decision–copy! Paste!
Here’s a new link to an old blog, a place where I feel more at home. Share this one, please. Thank you.
I’m glad to be participating, too.