Welcome Back to "One Foot In Reality"

Moving back to One Foot In Reality, was not really what I planned on going with my blogging going forward. I had started a new blog and was very happy with the direction it was going, but I made a mistake when I was doing some housekeeping and changed the URL. Which resulted in my deleting that blog.

Not what I thought was going to happen.

That to say the least - is an understatement.

However, this is where I am and now that I have made the decision/choice to move back to One Foot In Reality.

The dawn of a new day and a return to an old blog.

I am excited by the new possibilities of returning to One Foot In Reality and ultimately decided to delete all of my old posts. They are backed up, but they do not belong here now.

This is another new start for an old blog and blogger.

Although I did import the posts I wrote recently at Aging-My Thoughts, because I plan to continue moving in the same direction that I had begun there, with a couple of minor changes in the focus and those posts needed a new home, since they will not be accessible after today.

Yep, I have come full circle. I started my blogging back in 2007 with Blogger and here it is 12 years later and I am coming back to Blogger and one of my old blogs as my primary blog again.

This gave me another opportunity to think about what I was going to be writing about moving forward and the more I look at different possibilities, I am more excited by the opportunities for me to write again:
  1. I want to focus more on the aging process - it is what is affecting me the most at this point in my life. The good and the bad.
  2. Sharing things I read and/or learn about health, living simply, retirement, death, and how I am incorporating them into my life and whether they work or don't work for me.
  3. I plan to keep writing about my running and my efforts to minimize the effects of aging on my running.
  4. Running shoe reviews even though I have a feeling that the number of shoes I review will be declining, I still enjoy writing about them.
  5. How my technology use and what I use for hardware/software/applications are changing as I get older.
  6. Sharing parts of my daily life and how I am attempting to simplifying my lifestyle to meet the new demands and thoughts about many things that I find that I am having as I get older.
  7. Write about how I am attempting to improve who I am and live a good life for the rest of the time I have left on this little blue marble.
  8. My thoughts on facing my own mortality and how others dying, affect my perspectives on living and dying.
In other words my feeble attempts at making the Grim Reaper chuckle a few times before he decides to visit one final time.

Coming back to One Foot In Reality also gives me a license to write more beyond the running niche that my previous blogs constrained me to. Actually, I think that this title more accurately reflects what I have been writing about over the past few months and that my blog is more than just an aging or running blog.

Well, at least that is the hope.

So as I move forward with my hobby blogging here on One Foot In Reality, I hope that you enjoy the newish direction of my writing and that I continue to have fun with my blogging odyssey.

This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.


CheerfulMonk said…
I had read that people in their 70's, assuming they had reasonable health, tended to be the happiest. That was true for me, now I get to see how far into my 80's I can extend it. If you are in your 60's you are "young old". The 70's are middle old, and 80 and above are officially "very" old. That cracks me up.

Andy will be 85 in a few months, one reason he's going to keep putting our Christmas tree on the roof as long as he can. It shines brightly for 13 days, making a brief but powerful statement.
Hshawjr207 said…
That is good to know and gives me hope for when I get there, but I am probably the happiest or is that most content that I have really been in my life now. How about we are still alive and enjoying life. I was impressed when I read that on your blog, stubborn is good, I inherited a bit of that from my father and plan to keep it for as long as I can do things that make other people scratch their heads. :-) I think that the neighbors would be disappointed if you didn't put it up there and wonder if everything was okay or not.
Thanks for stopping by my place and commenting. I really enjoy touching bases with people out there in the world. Thanks also for providing the nudge I needed to get back to some important things.
Hshawjr207 said…
I have been enjoying reading your blog and the comments, it brings back some memories that have been gone for a while. Thank you for stopping by and hope you find your way back often.