It’s taken me a long time to write this post. Not because I’m unsure I want to write it, but because letting go of something you’ve invested so much into is never an easy task.
But, it’s become abundantly clear to me that it’s time to bring this blog to a close. I just don’t have the motivation to keep it going. Before, I would be in the middle of a conversation and one immediate thought would be, “I’m totally going to blog this.” Now, it rarely crosses my mind.
As you can see, all of the previous posts have been removed from public view. There are a couple of reasons for this. The main one would have to be my realization that much of what I wrote here was a false representation of what I was really thinking (or feeling) at the time. I was posting things for the wrong reasons and it’s not something I’m comfortable leaving on display.
I’ve learned a lot in this last year. I’ve learned that life is full of surprises and that I do okay at landing on my feet.
I’m still learning a lot – mostly about who I am as I find myself in a period of transition. I’m taking the time to discover new interests, causes that matter to me and setting new goals for myself. Someone very important to me helped me see the importance of taking care of me first – something which is taking some getting used to.
Letting go of this blog is a pretty big step. I’ve invested close to seven years into maintaining and contributing to it. Folks I’ve told about closing it agree. “That’s huge,” someone replied when I told them about the change. Someone else asked if I had been outed, thus prompting my decision. That wasn’t the case either. It’s just become clear to me that it’s time to end this, to start fresh.
As part of that new start, I’ll be deleting everything Streetcar Chronicles related. So if you’ve connected with me on Twitter or Google+, expect a new connection in the coming days.
Will I blog again? Probably. Will it be on this site? No. I’ve been doing (or trying to anyway) a lot of writing the old fashioned way – with a pen and paper. I’ll probably continue to do so for a while before deciding on a new blog.
Thanks to the folks who’ve stopped by over the years. Your page views, comments and emails have meant a lot. If you’d like to reach me, you can do so via the Contact page.