Having kept it going for six months, it's possible my blog might not be just a flash in the pan. I really want to keep at it because it feels really good to have a place to unload my stuff. And I thank those of you who read it. (You can claim you were under duress when you clicked the "follow" button if you like.)
That being said, I have no idea where this is going. For those who don't know, in three short weeks I am starting a master's in teaching program so I can teach middle school and high school English. I was just told at orientation Saturday that this will be the most intense 15 months I have ever had. Although I appreciate the honesty, that felt like a lot to throw at a prospective class of teachers who will come out of this with the ability to earn slightly more money than an employee at McDonald's.
Right now I have no idea how blogging is going to fit into my new life. I feel completely out of the loop this last week just having to interview nannies for my children. What's it going to be like when I have to do some real work?
Also between making time for homework, squeezing in children's activities, and finding time for my husband and myself I do wonder where blogging will fit. It will probably still happen at 11:00 p.m., but instead of my children catching my eyelids drooping it will be a professor whose opinion actually matters. It might be time for me to invest in Starbucks.
I'm going to try to have some fun in the next few weeks before I start "the most intense 15 months of my life." After that, I'll be around in whatever form I can manage; whether it's lurking and silently judging your grammar, or sleepily piecing together a mostly coherent post once every other month (call me optimistic!). And when I'm finished you should expect nothing less from me than perfectly polished blogs and a whole new realm of blog fodder.
p.s. After reading a few comments I feel like I need to put a disclaimer on this. I'm not going anywhere. It's just that in the short time I've been in the blogging world I have learned that true blogging requires give and take. I'm feeling guilty (mom guilt and now blog guilt, ugh!) that for a while I might be taking a lot more than I am giving and you should know the reason. See? I'm being selfish for a reason. Doesn't that make it all better?