What’s the Plan? 

On New Year’s Eve afternoon, I got a text message from my friend Jenna that I haven’t yet answered:

text from Jenna

I didn’t reply, because my answer is… I don’t know.

As anyone who has followed this blog for any length of time — which at this point I know is pretty much down to my mom, sister, cousins, and maybe a few friends — has undoubtedly noticed, I haven’t exactly been the most prolific writer in the past couple of years. I’ve been so bad, in fact, that I’ve been teetering on the edge of pulling the plug altogether for quite some time now. Every time a bill comes in for my domain registration or WordPress upgrades, I ask myself, “Why am I still paying money for this little piece of internet I’m not even using?” Continue reading

No More Words

The Washington National Cathedral, site of tonight's PastForward plenary and reception.
The Washington National Cathedral, site of tonight’s PastForward plenary and reception.  (I did not take this tonight, but it’s my favorite photo I’ve taken there.)

It’s only the fourth day of NaBloPoMo, and I’m dragging. Dragging like whoa. Why? Because I decided to start a blogging challenge mere days before the start of the annual conference at work. PastForward is a ton of fun, but it’s also a lot of work for everyone involved, and it’s just plain exhausting.

Now, I am not even close to being among the busiest people, or one with the longest hours among the folks involved in putting this on (our conference staff works around the clock and are flat-out amazing), but it wears me out nevertheless. The days are long, and involve a lot of running around and talking and being generally high-energy and fun — and two out of three of those thing are taxing for introverts like me. Continue reading