Dust yourself off and try again

Oh, look. A blog post! What a novel concept, given that I’m a writer with several avenues through which I can express my feelings about the world. My radio silence since January has been inspired by a number of things — but mostly, I’m just really bad at consistently blogging. I made it a goal of 2013 to get better at that, though, so starting now, I’m going to make an attempt.

Thus far, The Verbal Thing has been used primarily for reviews — reviews of books, reviews of products, reviews of concerts — and while I’ll continue to write a lot of those posts (because I love them), I also want to start chronicling other parts of my life. I want to write about the changes I’m undergoing and the choices I’m making. I want to keep track of my progress and maintain some semblance of a record of my life, especially as I attempt to move further into this thing called Adulthood.

Bear with me. I’ve always been good at spouting off about everything under the sun, but never very good at sticking with projects that are as self-motivated and self-indulgent as this one. So we’ll see how it goes.

For a quick update: I’ve recently become obsessed with lipstick (real post coming later this week — really, I promise!), videos by Helen Melonlady, “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, salads with fruit in them, mash-ups, a whole bunch of new music, and self-care. I’m trying to make decisions for myself and my body and my mind and my heart that are healthy and happy-making. It’s a bit of a struggle, to be honest with you, but I’m learning. Slowly but surely.

So if you’re here, and if you care, and if you have any faith in me at all, then stick around. I promise there is substantial content to come.

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