Hello one and all,
I’ve been writing this SpaceAgeSage blog for just short of a year now.
I guess studying Ecclesiastes has made me realize this blog’s cycle is over.
Time to plant roots in a new blog (or two) and finish my novel.
Why the change?
- Months of writing Morning Pages kept revealing one thing I need to do: Let go and let God.
- Ancient wisdom or self help books have great information, but the only thing that keeps me truly growing and changing is a relationship with God and his Word.
- My sense of the upcoming year for the U.S. is not rainbows, butterflies, and singing happy songs.
- I’ve put a lot of myself into this blog as part of a cathartic need, but I’ve not designed it for large readership or monetization.
- Posting to SpaceAgeSage has not improved my writing. I’ve enjoyed writing more for self expression rather than for the art of writing. It’s time for me to delve more into the artistry of words.
Thanks to those who have stuck by my SpaceAgeSage blog. I’ve learned a lot about myself from the process:
- Weaknesses and strengths may take longer to show up online, but they eventually do.
- Writing is more about yourself, your ego, and your heart than you may realize.
- When a certain passion fades, it’s time to reassess the roots of that passion.
To my fellow bloggers, I’ve learned a lot from you all:
- Distances don’t mean hearts and minds need to be so far apart.
- Even if they are one sentence long, words of encouragement help lift and heal.
- Sharing knowledge builds community because people don’t listen until they know you care.
I’m not sure what’s next. I plan to publish and promote an e-book, finish and publish a techno-thriller, and start another blog or two that are in the mental works. I want to ramp up my writing so that I post higher quality prose — perhaps even poetry. Caregiving for my mom has taken a rough turn and her denial of certain limitations has created a lot of stress for me that has affected my health so I need to focus on my own well-being for awhile, too.
When something concrete happens, I’ll let you know with another post here.
Thanks to you all and be seeing you in comments here and there.
And to all bloggers, here’s a quote I think most of you can appreciate:
A reporter interviewing A.J. Muste, who during the Vietnam War stood in front of the White House night after night with a candle, one rainy night asked,”Mr. Muste, do you really think you are going to change the policies of this country by standing out here alone at night with a candle?” Muste replied, “Oh, I don’t do it to change the country, I do it so the country won’t change me.”
~ Andrea Ayvazian ~
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