Summer Silence

I didn’t mean to go on hiatus, but I stopped writing and it felt good.

Well, not good, exactly. It still felt like I wasn’t writing, which is never comfortable, but I had time to think. I relished some other

I’ve been running more. The marathon relay went very well. In fact, the Pittsburgh race went so well that I decided to run an actual marathon, the Free Press / Talmer Bank Marathon this October. It’s an international race; I’ll start running in Detroit, cross the border into Windsor, Ontario and cross back. I’m very excited.

I’m also excited about the classes I’m taking at a local community college. I’m working toward a “Web Specialist” certificate. I’m learning web design and development and graphic design. It’s really cool to be able to create a website, and to consider that I might one day soon design my own blog from the code on up.

During a summer of silence, I’ve had time to think about the future of this blog. So far, I’ve just taken the spaghetti-testing approach– throw it all at the wall and see what sticks.

I think, though, it’s time to focus on the insights I had when I wrote my “About Me” page. I want to find my niche in this wonderful online world. I think doing so will involve focusing on my turbulent place as a confused young adult. I have my family, friends and faith in God, a sense of humor and perspective, and I’ll figure my life out as I go. I’m writing the journey.

And I’m back.