Monday, May 10, 2010

To blog or not to blog...that is MY question.


Yes...I'm here.

And life has changed. In a positive way.

About 2 posts ago, I went to work and my boss told me that we would be closing our restaurant down and had to prepare to tell our staff.

For about a week after, I digested the fact that I would be part of the unemployed world. My mind replayed so many blogs I had read over the years and reading the frustration, and some heartache. I wasn't sure what or where I was going to go. I'd been working since I was 16 years old.

But the opportunities that lay ahead without guilt of having 'jumped ship' wouldn't be sitting hard on my shoulders. BFF and family members that were aware of my near jobless future sent me links to this or that, and I didn't feel so heavy.

And then...an old friend/co-worker/boss person said he wanted me over at his place. We discussed when I would be done with my current job and his approval for a couple of weeks before I started with him (and more money) sealed the deal.

Whew, I had found a job before I lost my job. I was blessed.

So I've been 'jobless' the last 3 weeks. I found myself staring at this blog saying...LOOK at all the time you have Rambler....you could blog EVERYDAY if you wanted.

But I didn't.

I don't want to joke about losing my mojo...but I feel like I've lost my passion for my good ol blog.

Do I discontinue my blog?

Do I dare type the words "It's been great"....?

I don't know.

But I like everything about this blog. That it allowed me to be more confident in myself. To get a small readership of fantastic people. That was beyond anything I thought when starting this blog to share with my family what originally was just about what coffee I got at Starbucks that day, or how crappy my work day was.

So maybe....maybe....I'll just stay. Not because I'm obligated. (Cause, come on, it's MY blog and I can whine if I want to.)

But maybe because I just need to find the passion again to write. And maybe that passion will be reignited with the new job.

Thanks for hanging in there friends.


33 ramblings of your own:

sammy said...

i know what you mean.

i havent lost my job and i seriously still go from ending mine all together to blogging everyday often.

i dont know what it is either.

so thats why im not telling you to blog or not blog because i know exactly what you mean. for the record, i do like reading your randomness because mine doesnt feel so lonely when i read other people's randomness : )

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

I'm glad you found a new job.

I hear you about blogging. It can be fun and rewarding but also draining too.

Shorty said...

I know how you're feeling. I've had little time for blogging consistently these days, and mostly just stalk other blogs when I have a chance to get on the computer. Work has been strange for me too, layoffs and pay cuts most recently. I hope your new job is a great one and you feel comfy there beginning at day one! Keep in touch, my friend!

OliveStreetStudio said...

While I totally understand about the blog, I do hope you update when you can. I look forward to hearing your stories.

Congrats on the new job!!

Mrs. M said...

Congrats on the new job - I hope you stick around. I enjoy hearing your updates even if they are intermittent! :)

Sweet Tea said...

Simply blog when the mood hits. No obligation.
That's what I do.
I consider this my therapy.

jineen said...

so glad things are working out for you, and so super gla dyou aren't quitting your blog!

Saskia said...

Don't feel like you have to make a decision... it's YOUR blog and you can come and go as you please. Don't make yourself accountable. Obviously I'd love it if you blogged everyday :) but I'm in the same boat as you at the moment - lots of change and not a lot of inspiration and motivation for la blog...

Have a great week Mrs R.


x

Shan said...

Whichever way you go, I'm sending you lots of bloggy love.

Kalei said...

Glad to see u finally post! Definetly keep blogging... You'll have too many great stories from the new location.

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MammaDucky said...

Wow, how did I miss this? Was there BP oil in my eyes? Possibly. Anyhow, glad you have a new job. You do what you've gotta do when you wanna do it! Notice the utter lack of postings on my blog. I mostly just stalk other blogs these days.

hiphophippie.com said...

Yay for the new jobby job!!

I hope you don't leave--I like reading your voice too much.

Yankee Girl said...

Having a blog is quite the rollercoaster. Sometimes I love it, sometimes it feels like a burden. Just write when it makes you happy.

You're right, it is your blog, so whine whenever you want and write whenever you want.

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Unknown said...

I know I am just reading this now, but STAY! I am going through the same thing right now... Although I know from experience you will need to find the mojo on your own.

I'm so glad you found a job before you lost your job. Whew!

Mammatalk said...

Oh, please stay, even if your posts are infrequent....Congrats on the job!

Miss Dot said...

HEY. I hear you. I've been on a little hiatus since early January. I've only recently decided that I'm gonna start back up again with the stipulation that my blog is gonna be more like my own online public journal that other people can read if they want but I sure as heck am not going to stress if I don't get to it every week. I just don't have the mojo (as you so nicely put it!) to do it, either. I say don't force it, do what you wanna do. It'll be better that way. Hopefully we'll hear from you again! In the meantime -- chiiiiiill :)

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Keep in contact. Good Luck..................................................

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Mammatalk said...

Ah, come on. Ya can throw us a bone every so often, can't 'cha?
:+)