When I Need to Take My Own Advice.
I had written that I was intent on letting this blog go. It had become just one more thing to juggle and I had enough already. It seemed for the past month I felt exactly like Bilbo's quote from the first Lord of the Rings movie, "Spread to thin, like not enough butter on too much bread." But a few days ago two things happened, maybe three, that have me rethinking how I'm handling things.
First, my wife, the greatest woman in the world by the way, told me I need to quit taking everything TOO seriously. In the midst of a fussing 18 month old, a diaper change and some kids making weird noises I looked up at my wife and she was making the weirdest, contorted face possible and said in a "edjamacated" accent, "Don't yu wanna kiss me?" I busted out laughing! It was after that she informed me of my need to lighten up.
Second, I read Siadina's post about Aly and I halting our blogging activities. Aly's comments in particular struck a cord with me. She described us a "positive bloggers". We liked keeping things upbeat and really did not like to hit the critical cynical note every time we blogged. Her comments got me thinking. I'd never seen this blog in that light before. I think, unfortunately I started seeing this blog as a drag because I was unconsciously attempting to be purposefully deep, or critical, or write something on par with Zubon, Syl or Melmoth.
Folks, I just did a big post advising players to not take GW2 so seriously. To just enjoy where it takes you. I'm afraid I've been rather hypocritical. I'm Zonian. A guy who just wants to post what moves him at the time whether it be a funny picture or a semi-therapeutic blog entry /wink/. I want the posts to be light-hearted and enjoyable. I want folks to see how GW2 is something really different and will really grow as such over time.
So my apologies and I hope I don't seem wishy-washy. I think now I'm refocused. I'm not Over and Out, I'm over here in Tyria. I will continue to drop a post every now and then as I find something amazing.
OH! The third thing was I made a work bench in about an hour and a half. It really cleaned up the garage which has been full since the minor basement flood last spring. I love woodworking and love it when I jump into a project and it helped realize how much I enjoy it and miss doing it.