Wow; my 4th Blogoversary caught me off guard this year. I wasn't planning to post tonight but after logging on, there it was: the blogoversary counter shouting out the end of 4 (good) years of blogging and the start of a fifth year. Nice.
Compared to this time last year, I've blogged less.
From mid -May until late July, I didn't blog at all; my longest dry time in 4 years.
I didn't go to the BlogHer Conference this year.
What does this mean?
Good things. Yes, good.
Ahead of the Wave is very much alive and well. I've learned to accept (as normal) the ebb and flow of inspiration and creativity when it comes to blogging. Sometimes it feels like I could post like crazy and other times, I need to sit back and wait. The ocean analogy comes to mind; in Aruba the pounding waves were the norm, energetic and exciting. During hurricane season when a large storm would literally pull the waves away from the island, the sea was like glass; barely a ripple, quiet. So it is with this blog.
Last week an idea for a new blog grabbed my brain and refused to let me go, carrying me in an exciting, new direction. I'm hoping to have Back in the Day on line before too long as a second, but very different place, to write.
Thanks to all my readers, whether you comment or not. I'm hoping you'll stick around for more of the same and a breath of the new.