Thursday, March 14, 2013

So I finished my PhD, which is great. This isn't say that I don't have a ton of things to do still for school. But this one thing, the most daunting thing, is finished. Somehow this whole process changed my relationship with blogs and social media. Part of it is just being too busy, but I also just don't feel that compelled to read about the lives of others (with a few exceptions) so much as focusing on my own life (for once). This, paired with the coming demise of Google Reader, makes me feel like I'm just honestly not going to be reading as many blogs. Or posting much on my own blog.

This seems like a great opportunity to reclaim personal interactions. To pick up letter writing again. To finally take a stab at making a zine (which I've been wanting to do since I was like 15, which now almost half a lifetime ago for me). To be more narrow, but deeper, in the scope of my interactions with people. (Just for the record, I did not turn my Facebook back on after my defense. I don't need to rub being done in anyone's face. I used to feel like part of the things I did were to prove myself to the people who never liked me/bullied me/competed with me, but I don't even care anymore. If people want to know what's going on with me, they can email me. Or I can email them if I really want to share. FB stays off. I think for good.).

I'm going to keep the blog up I think, although I don't know how regularly I will be posting. Once I have time (will I ever?) to start considering writing a zine finally I do plan to maybe blog a bit about that. And blog about fitness and about veganism maybe.  Some particularly offensive public event that caught my attention. But it won't so much be about my personal thought process and goings on. This doesn't seem like the time or place anymore.