Mic check 1, 2, 1, 2, mic check 1, 2, 1, 2. WZUPPPPPP!!!!! Did ya miss me?? (<–throwbacks!)
It’s been awhile since I lasted posted to my blog. But this is my now normal MO isn’t it?? I post, then disappear for a month. Post, disappear. It’s what I’ve become really good at – I’m going to embrace it.
I could give my usual excuses about how busy I am, and talk about the high stress I’m under which keeps me from writing. But the truth is, while I am busy and quite overwhelmed with my current work load (MRI scans, data analysis, manuscript writing, manuscript revising, outreach program organizing, oh my!), that’s not why I haven’t been blogging.
I just didn’t want to.
I’ve had post ideas on post ideas stacked in my head – some of them I mentally penned to completion, others I wrote notes for in WordPress. But I just couldn’t bring myself to publish them. Part of it was laziness, part of it was fear that what I had to say wouldn’t be interesting to read. So I just kept my thoughts to myself.
As am aspiring blogger, I hesitated to start this blog because I didn’t think people would follow it. Once I started TWGS, I had a hard time maintaining it because I didn’t think I could please my followers. I constantly think I don’t have enough interesting topics to keep my current readers wanting more, or enough to attract new followers. I’d love to keep up with my blog and have it grow but I don’t know if I have the stick-to-it-ness and innovation needed to do so. SMH the struggle is real!
That said – I am looking forward to 2013 as a blog writer!! I have been presented with the opportunity to contribute to my all time favorite blog, Very Smart Brothas!!! How cool is that?? I feel honored and humbled to contribute to such a well-known blog. While I will have all the anxiety of writing that I have for my own blog, I’m excited to stretch my wings a bit and be exposed to a broader audience. It’s nerve wrecking but fantastic all at the same time!
Other things I’m looking forward to in 2013:
- WEDDINGS!!! My bestest friend in the whole wide world and her partner are having a wedding ceremony in our home town and I will be one of the Maid of Honors! I’m honored to be part of their big day – I love those ladies tremendously and am so happy for the life they have built together. I’ll also be making a featured appearance as a Bridesmaid in another close friend’s wedding in Chicago. I’ll be one broke heaux after all these festivities are said and done.
- COMMENCEMENT!! I am planning to be hooded and walk as Dr. Gem Jones in my university’s commencement in April. The ultimate culmination to my long journey in academia. Can’t wait!!
- CENTENNIAL!! Yesterday (1-13-13) my sorority celebrated it’s 100th Founder’s Day. Though I couldn’t be with my sorors in DC @ Howard University (the birthplace) to celebrate, I’m looking forward to continuing the celebration this summer for Convention in DC. It’s going to be B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!
- THIRTY!!! I’m joining the 3 Decade club this summer!! Some women dread this birthday but I am happily welcoming it – what better year to turn 30 (and 100) than in the year of Lucky #13?? I get to celebrate with friends/sorors in DC during Convention – Dirty Thirty will KICK ASS!!
While I haven’t given much though to any new year’s resolutions, I am super geeked about all that 2013 has to offer. This year will be a pivotal one, as so many big changes are scheduled to happen for me. Last year was great and I have no doubt this year will be even greater
What are you looking forward to this year? Do you have anything exciting lined up for 2013? Is there anything you’re dreading (lol)? Fill us in – we wanna know!
On the move,