And just like that it was over, a memory rapidly fading.
On Monday, the 2009 Touron Season ended, as did one of the bigger weekends of me and Miss Carol’s summer, and maybe possibly my life.
When I started this post I had intended to write a detailed account of our weekend complete with, in no particular order, house guests, beachness and boating, pergola building, attending a 60th birthday party and a wedding in New York, all replete with the overabundance of food and alcohol that holiday weekends always inspire.
And don’t get me wrong we had a blast. But.
As I typed, my fingers numbed to the stupidness that is my life and I slowly realized I’m facing the same fork in the road that I’ve been idling at for way too many years.
The thought pushed me back.
I’ve been lazy. It’s easy to be complacent and lazy. I love easy. I say lazy because while I’ve enjoyed the motivation that writing this blog provides and loved hitting the publish (like it’s really being published) button, my writing hasn’t been good. Nor even close.
For the past year, I think I thought that just posting/writing something, anything, would fill the void, that tepidness in quantity could somehow equal something approaching quality and it doesn’t, nor should it.
So something has to change.
I need a challenge or something looking like it. Whether it’s the challenge of changing the mundane content of oceandoggy.com or doing something that challenges me to write better I’m not quite sure.
But I’m gonna try ’cause the days shorten and the years quicken.
Well, you know me… I love reading your blog no matter what you write. It always makes me laugh. But I understand needing to challenge yourself. I can’t wait to see what comes of it.
I love the normalcy of your blog if that’s the right word. Plain and simple and yet… full of emotion, although still being absolutely subtle and loaded with humour. I hope you’ll keep on writing even if you think is boring but the rest of us don’t.