NaBloPoMo 2015: Blowing the Dust Off

November 1, 2015


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So. November. Rabbit, rabbit.

I’ve never actually completed a NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), and I’m not sure I will this time either, but, it’s been over a year since I’ve written here – and, well, it was just time to come back in some way.

I’ve been leaving pieces of myself all over the Internet since 2005. It’s hard to remember how it all got started, but I will never forget my best friend telling me once, early on, of my Internet adventures, “It just seems like you’re searching for something.”

I didn’t understand how right she was.

I think, for many of us Internet residents of old, we were all searching for something. It’s changed a bit since 2005.  It’s swung from external to internal and back again. I’ve looked for friends, connection, laughter, shared experience, notoriety, career, escape, money, story, to be heard  … and, for the most part, I’ve found them all at one point or another.

I’ve written for lots of reasons here – for my kids, for others, the greater good, for therapy, for action – this time, I’m writing for me. I think I’m looking to collect all those pieces long scattered of myself. It’s time to bring them home again, the ones that fit.

It won’t be elegant and it won’t be smooth and it won’t be professional and it won’t be full of polish for Pinterest, but, at the end of the day, the pieces I find, they will be mine – and that’s good enough.

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4 Responses to “NaBloPoMo 2015: Blowing the Dust Off”

  1. alexandra Says:

    Sounds like perfect posts, right? Because I think how very lucky we are, to have this internet, to have the connections we’ve made, and to have this space of ours and friends to read, and the freedom to write and say what we want. We are fortunate indeed.

    • pamlewis Says:

      We are. We forget sometimes, and we take it for granted, but we are. Thank you for stopping over. 🙂

  2. Bill Says:

    Welcome back to the dark side! We have warm cookies.