Sunday, May 31, 2009

Good Life Project: where does my blog stand?

Dear Readers,

I have been thinking about this blog as of late, and how I see it fitting into my life at the moment. Sometimes I wonder if I should dissolve it; my priorities have shifted and I find I have less time to really sit down and write. I originally started the blog (in April 2007) as a creative outlet for myself during the time when my husband and I first started our photography business. He was the photographer, and I was the manager, so I wanted to make sure I was able to have a way to express my self as well. Now I have a band, which has been one of my dreams for a long time, and has thus taken a higher rung on the ladder than my writing.

When I look back on my first several posts, I am reminded of the inspirations for starting the Good Life Project:

"New Beginnings": this introductory post highlighted my simple goal of living a good life and what it might mean to do so (it means something different to everyone).

Over the past 2 years (wow, my blog is 2 years old!), I have discussed everything from fears:
"What I am afraid of admitting I'm afraid of"

to celebrations:
"Today I find Inspiration in Everything"

to more existential narratives:
"I Want to Matter (The Anthropology of Living)"

I feel that I have consistently stayed on course with my theme of living a good life, and writing this blog has given me many peaceful moments of introspection, as well as the chance to make some new friends!

So the big question now is, what does this blog mean to you?
Should I keep writing, or should I dissolve it? Are we all too busy to connect via blogs anymore?

Please, if you have never or rarely commented, now is your time to let me know what you think about the Good Life Project. I would like to get an idea about the role my blog plays in your lives. After all, why else do people post their thoughts on the internet except to connect with other people and get feedback (well, that's why I do it anyway)?

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Here's to a good life,

Friday, May 15, 2009

Long Time No Blog


I have not been blogging as often as I'd like, and I am sorry for the inconsistent posts. I have no other excuses aside from having a band, an arts council, and a business to run.

Tonight, I will join many other area teams in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life in Greencastle, PA. I am on a team with my husband's mother, aunt, and several other friends and family members. It is very important to me to participate in this event. Our team usually raises around $10,000 for cancer research, so you can imagine how much money is raised by all the teams combined, just from our one local event! Though I cannot spend as much time on raising money throughout the year as I'd like - the Arts Council takes up a big portion of my volunteer time - I love being able to participate, walk the track, and see everyone out supporting a good cause. It is always fun, emotional, and well worth it!

I plan to write more often, so I'll see you back here soon!