It's 2013 already?
*sound of lonely crickets chirping echoes around blog*
Here by myself? Not surpring really...
Anyway, 'they' say life moves in seven year cycles and I began this blog in 2006 - seven years ago - when I (and therefore my family ;-) felt things in our life needed some desperate shaking up. I was motivated and excited to be embarking on such a significant and life-altering journey. Eventually these things became the norm... and thus somewhat less than exciting and motivating for me to write about ;-)
I stopped blogging for a multitude of reasons, but that feeling I had in the beginning - that humming in the back of my head - that THIS year is gonna be a good year, is back once again.
I've no idea if this year will involve blogging, but I do know if it does, it won't here.
I set up this blog to record our changes; a virtual mental 'dump' of the overwhelming number of issues we took on in our lives. That's not representative of us now. Now - to me - the words 'sustainable' and 'green' seem to have been hijacked for commercial purposes, a way to get us to spend more money on a particular product or service. A complete anathema to the way we want to live our lives by spending LESS and buying LESS.
Now, I choose to ignore news reports on 'green' issues, I don't read articles on the state of the environment, I read only books with a practical purpose (or a really good story ;-) and I read only a tiny number of blogs now (via email - no more blog-hopping). I know things are bad: I don't need to be reminded of it constantly. Now I know what we should and shouldn't do, and we try to do the best we can. Simple.
Having said all that, however, last year was a trying one for me, health-wise, topped off by a broken leg and nerve damage resulting in limited mobility. The onset of a shiny, fresh, new year seems to motivate many people - including me! - so I am experimenting with blogging again at a new site. For this month (January 2013) I am posting a photo a day challenge at a new blog, Our Simple Days, trying to capture the essence of our days in one photo, and hopefully in the process (along with a digital photography book containing mini-challenge projects), improving my woeful photography (ahem).
Maybe I'll 'see' you there.