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Goals For A New Month

I've lost the drive to blog. There, I said it. It's not that I don't have things to say, or things to share, it's just a lack of motivation to actually put those things into words. It's frustrating because I spent almost a year and a half blogging 2-3 times per week consistently. I really enjoyed it, I developed some fantastic connections because of it, and I like being able to look back at what I was doing a year ago.

Something changed about three months ago though; I lost my enthusiasm, I cut back on my Twittering, wrote Facebook off, and as anyone who used to read this blog knows pretty much stopped blogging. What caused this change? I really don't know. Many things changed, some events kind of messed with my head. I launched a couple different projects that sucked up my attention for a while, though one of them kind of died on liftoff.(I promise to write in my food blog when I'm back, I have lots of photos to share and stories to tell) This blog, this place that has my name affixed to it, suffered as a results.

Now I'm a firm believer that a personal blog is your place and your place alone, and if you don't want to write then you shouldn't. Still, this blog has been a lot of fun for much to long for me to watch it wither away and die. In an attempt to resuscitate it, I'm setting a goal for myself starting on Memorial Day. I'm going to publish something every weekday until the end of June. It may be something mundane, it may be a list of what I ate that day, or a rant about Toaster Strudels, but I will hit the publish button before midnight Every Single Day.

A few other goals for June

  1. Actually finish the theme for Garlic and Onion and start posting to the site
  2. A minor theme refresh on this site
  3. Get The Tour TC going again, and recruit some new folks to be tour members
  4. Meet 21 new people from Twitter to push my IRL list to 200
  5. Plan a trip home to see my parents

June will also be full of beers on patios, bike rides, photo walks, dinner parties, live music, and other fun stuff. Rock the Garden is this month and Picnic Club and True Blood Nights begin. I'm going to kayak/canoe/boat around the Chain of Lakes for the first time, try and go on a 50 mile bike ride, and try at least 3-4 new restaurants before months end. I'm looking forward to getting back to my city, hopefully my city is ready to have me back.