Sometimes, I feel like someone who is being torn between two worlds that really do not have a lot in common.
What in the hell is going through that noggin of your's now Harold?
As I approach my last birthday before I get to that new age group (yeah it means I am going to be 59 in August), the last few weeks I have been seriously contemplating, considering, thinking about and may just do it - stop blogging.
You love writing, blogging gives your secret ambitions of being a writer all those other things an outlet that are both creative and cathartic, so what is making you think about walking away from something you have enjoyed for almost 8 years now.
How else will you share your adventures and then be able to go back to read about them again or discover how/why you caused whatever injury you have going on this time?
Well, the truth is I wouldn't.
I would rely on those faulty memories and delusions of grandeur that are easier to maintain, if I didn't have a record of what really happened...you know like most other people do.
Actually, what is going on is that after 8 years of of hanging around the fringes of the blogging world, I am getting tired and bored of writing basically a rehash of the same things day-after-day after day.
Yeah, Bennie and I went for a run downback, he stopped to pee and poop, we did intervals while chasing a truck, car or bike, then I went back out and caught up to run with Mary. At lunch at work I ran down Leighton Road, UMA or the Civic Center. Then I get to whine about whatever my injury "du jour" is.
Really, I am not doing all that much writing and if I am honest with myself, my words of wisdom are pretty damn shallow.
My blogging has become less and less informative and more and more the meandering mindless babbling of an old fart, who all too often has his head up his arse and needs to come out for some fresh air.
So while I am on vacation this week I am not planning to do any vapid, mindless posts about my most recent run with Bennie or how much my frigging left leg is hurting after a run. No, the blog is going to go dark, while I think about what comes next for it and me with this part of my online life.
It might only be for a week, but then again, if how I am thinking lately is any indication, it might be longer, much longer.