Huh. A month flew by between posts. I guess I’ve been thinking about posting stuff, but if I didn’t think it was all that important, it never made it to the drafts.
Well, things have been happening in the last 30-odd days, but I’ve been doing a bit more offline living these days. It’s not even weather related– it’s just a swing. I rarely post to Facebook, I rarely tweet, I rarely care about what’s in my inbox (email is still your best method of contact though, it must be said), and you know what? I don’t miss any of it. I’m outside more, I’m learning new skills (working with stone and wood in an art-related way), and teaching another class this month. I’ve also been spending loads of free time with my best friend, Pete, which is a luxury neither of us have had in the past as he used to live hours away from me.
I like to think that I’m not actually offline more, I’m online, but I’m plugged into life more, instead of the internet. I’ve flipped the terminology mentally to where my engagement matters to a greater extent.
And you know what? It feels damn good.
I have big art business plans in motion and also some adventures afoot, so I will post occasional updates, but right now nothing is speeding to my fingers dying to be typed out, and I’m not going to force it. For the first time in years (perhaps since starting my blog) I’ve been keeping my adventures to myself, and that’s OK. Since my mom died, I have less reason/desire/impetus to put it all out here, and though she wasn’t my reason for blogging initially, she became an increasingly important audience for my posts. That lasted years, and now I’m sometimes not sure what I’m doing here anymore.
Until I decide to balance the internet into my daily life prominently again, I’ll keep flying kites, buying cheese from airfields, discovering ciders, climbing cliffs, driving old forgotten roads, building beach dams, collecting stones, carving tiki, drilling rock, drawing pictures, making wine, tending vines, exploring abandoned buildings, teaching art, discovering new music, drinking fancy teas, learning to dj, dozing in Pete’s conservatory, playing with my dog, watching the Atlantic waves for surf, going for walks, making tasty food, and learning new things.
Keeps me out of trouble anyway.