Ok. I’ll admit it. I kind of sorta lost my motivation. When I first started this blog ideas were tripping over each other, fighting to get out of my head and onto the World Wide Web. But now there’s a huge void in my brain, and I’m left asking, “what the heck happened?”
Well the truth is it’s just not fun anymore. OK I take that back. I get really excited when I see someone new has subscribed to my blog, and I almost cried when the blog reached 2,000 hits, but what I mean to say is that it’s no longer easy. It’s just like when you join the gym after a New Year’s resolution to get in shape and you go every day for two weeks.You start thinking of training for a marathon. Then all of a sudden you’ve run out of clean sports bras, your ankles are hurting, you forgot to charge your i-pod, and the it seems like everything is conspiring to keep you off the treadmill. The excitement and newness of it all wears off and the real work begins.
This is the critical point. This is when I can decide: Eh it’s not for me, or: Hey, I’m not a quitter. I believe in commitment. And I’m going to choose the latter. As Richard Back said, “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” I will keep Paco the Piper in mind, and keep pushing forward.
So this is not to say that I am going to bombard you with a bunch of boring, forced posts, it’s just to say that I’m publicly renewing my vows with HeSo. I, Tracy, take you, HeSo, to be my never ending project, to research and to flourish, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, through excitement and hard work, to love and to cherish, for as long as we both shall live. This is my solemn vow. I do.