This has been a pretty busy few months, and I finally have some free time now so I thought I would do a post about what’s been going on lately.
Last month I graduated with my Master’s degree, said goodbye to Arizona, and moved down to Orange County. Before I’d even unpacked, we were off to the Bay Area for Christmas, and then I flew to Mazatlan on Boxing Day to spend time with my family there.
I got back a few days ago, and am finally all moved in, so I’m officially a resident of California again, but this time the Southern half. D has been here since September, he moved down here for work, so we’ve been living in different states for 4 months (really more like 6 since I was gone so much for News21) so it’s really nice to be back in the same zip code.
It was actually kind of fun being on my own for a bit, I’ve never lived alone before. I had a cute little studio in Downtown Phoenix for a few months, I could walk and bike everywhere. I only had vegetables in my fridge (I’m vegetarian, he isn’t), we would FaceTime every night and I drove down to SoCal every couple of weeks to visit so it wasn’t terrible. We were both so busy at the time that we would just be doing homework in the same room anyway (he was finishing his Bachelor’s degree as well as starting training for his new job) so we have a long list of fun Southern California things we want to do now that everything is a little calmer and we’re living together again.
I haven’t put up a post in so long, and I have a bunch of posts from the last 9 months that are basically done but I’ve never shared, so I’ve been thinking over the last few weeks about why that is, and whether or not I even want to continue to post here.
What I’ve realised is that I initially started this blog (6 years ago!) when we moved to the Bay Area from Hawaii, and I didn’t know anyone and I didn’t know anything about where we were, so it was a fun hobby for me, I finally had somewhere to put all the millions of pictures I take, and it gave me a reason to explore places I maybe wouldn’t have otherwise.
And now that I am back in the same position again, I’m glad I still have this space because I really do enjoy it.
It’s only when I start thinking about whether or not I should be trying to get more followers (or actually promote my posts anywhere at all) or about the content (Is it interesting? Does it matter if it is since I don’t really care if anyone else sees it? Should it be more journalistic? Should I be writing about more serious issues?) that it isn’t fun and I start to avoid it.
So I’m just going to try not to overthink it, and just let it be what it is, a fun hobby and a place for me to share whatever and whenever I feel like it.