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,