I haven’t been writing here. The remnants of chemo brain still frustrate me. It’s hard to organize my thoughts into something cohesive that has a point. Sometimes it’s hard to even have relevant thoughts to organize! I am better, but my brain is still not working as it used to. I’m pretty sick and tired of it. So rather than try to write something that I think is good enough, I just stopped writing.
But I miss it! And time keeps moving forward. Those family stories I hoped to tell get closer to being lost as time marches on, not only for me, but for those in my family who can help me tell them.
A couple of days ago, I was reading a blog that mentioned NaBloPoMo – National Blog Post Month. I’d never heard of it before, but it is a challenge to blog every day in the month of November. Even just posting a picture counts as long as something is posted every day. It got me thinking that maybe I need to take that challenge and get my brain working toward writing and researching again. I have until today to decide if I’ll “officially” participate, which would involve linking my blog to the challenge, but I can still challenge myself without joining the group.
I’m not sure how well I will do with the challenge, but if I make it public, I’m more likely to follow through. The catch is that something else on my list will suffer or have to wait. And with company coming next weekend, the holidays coming up, …. how easy it is to talk myself out of it because it is not a good time.
If I take the challenge, there is no guarantee that everything I post will have to do with family history. The point is to blog again. And for that to happen I need the freedom to go with whatever comes.
So today I decide….