Greetings all 3 of you that are still left:
I am sorry that twitter and fb and work and other stuff have sucked up my energy to write. But I find myself inspired to write more and I don’t want to do it anymore on FB or just twitter. FB is too chatty and twitter, well the 140 chars is great for some stuff but nor for the thoughts and ideas I am having.
So here it is – I am going to write more (I almost said “try to write more” but my therapist would have chided me that “try” is just another way of saying “I am not going to”).
I have a post brewing on my recent job change and other changes in my life. Given the inspiration I have gained from others in their blogs – everyone from Dooce and Dad Gone Mad to Mark Pilgrim and Matt Raible – I am going to be writing about more than code and spatial. As a matter of fact I will write about them some but right now in my life those are not my best contributions to the world. For a while I am going to write more about personal stuff. I did a bit with the cancer but now I am going to return to that and to other things I have grappled with.
Today I read this phenomenal article about a wife dealing with her husband’s issues dealing with his brothers suicide. And this quote just hit right what I have been feeling when I wrote my cancer posts and why I want to write…
Geof gave me the trust, the love, and ultimately his permission to tell his story, believing that storytelling lifts us all up, beyond regret, irrespective of forgiveness, into that place where our shared humanity surpasses our individual pain.
And I hope that my stories and sharing can help others feel less alone, see some of the mistakes I made before they make them, appreciate their lives that much more, or just bring some good in the world.
So welcome back and expect more…