Change is good. At least, that's what I hear. I'd have to agree, considering I'm the type of person who moves just because she wants a different view, who is ready for another job after a year and a half (tops), and thinks the idea of living in another country is perhaps the most exciting thing ever.
Maybe it's just in my blood to crave change. Hence the blog. It looks different. It feels different. I'm happy with that. It even has a different name. Why? Well, honestly, I LOVE the word Woolgathering. I do. It means and indulgence in daydreams. Master Webster does describe it more as an unhealthy attachment to daydreams, but it's my blog so I tweaked it. However...it sounded so disjointed. Very up in the air. Woolgathering. Whatever, whenever, however. I like that. Spontaneity. Devil may care. What if?
That's all well and good except I felt disjointed. I felt no sense, no rhyme or reason. I'm not looking to create a regimented blog that posts Monday - Friday at precisely 10 o'clock. Um, that would be a bit predictable, don't you think? What I realized I lacked was direction. I was floundering, you see, to come up with fabulous writing links, witty repartee about the act of creating disobedient characters, and brilliant musings on the writer's life. That's a lot of pressure. Oh I have a nasty habit of putting too much pressure on myself.
Consider this change of plans a new mode of blog transportation. A way for me to reflect on life, not just writing, but all aspects of life. We are, after all, more than just pens and ink, more than just that which we craft. And that's a very good thing. We need multiple dimensions. That's how we gather friends, how we relate to so many different people on this fabulously diverse planet we live on.
I want to try new things, new adventures, even if they only take place in my kitchen or in the park two blocks away from my front door. I want to experiment with new art forms, find my niche, and let it grow. And I want to continue writing and word-crafting and getting feedback from you wonderful readers. Not to mention I want to continue reading your amazing posts. Truly, they touch me. I hope I convey that often.
Have a blessed day. If any of you have been touched by the flooding or the tornadoes or the oil spill of late, my prayers are with you and your families.