Offline For a While

I’m not a great writer.  I often feel my writing to sum up interesting rides lacking.  I intended to write about yesterday’s rides, but couldn’t.

Nothing else is really worth writing about.  I ride a bike to work every day now.  I haven’t been losing weight.  I’ve dropped out of triathlon training.  I’m busy at times, depressed other times, just trying to do what needs to be done.

Blogging doesn’t need to be done.  It’s no longer a priority.  I’ll still post on the rare occasion, but it’ll probably be a while.

5 thoughts on “Offline For a While”

  1. well, crap! I was checking in on a ride report from the rides to see what I missed. no vicarious cycling for me.

  2. Even if you don’t think of yourself as a good writer, you still will have things to say. You will also still have folks who want to read your comments. I hear from all three of the folks who follow my blog from time to time!

  3. I just finished reading Ursula K. LeGuin’s ‘A Wizard of Earthsea.’ Its hero, at one point, has a conversation with a young girl — his best friend’s little sister — who asks him about magic, which he explains in terms of words: everything has a true name, etc. Then she asks, “What of death?”

    He replies, “For a word to be spoken, there must be silence. Both before and after.”

    I think periods of silence have their value in our writing lives as well. Maybe now is a good time to just let your thoughts percolate for a while.

    Likewise, my therapist pointed out that my recent struggle with inertia may have as much to do with being over-committed as with anything.

    I guess what I’m trying to say is that, while it’s always nice to read your thoughts, I don’t think there could be any harm in taking a break, in just blogging a little less for the time being, if it helps you get more space for your mind and heart to do whatever work they need to do. I think all of us who read your blog regularly will probably still be here when the muse strikes you next.

    Heh, this comment is now longer than your post. Sorry about that.

  4. I think Asher discovered part of the problem. I’ve been over-committed. I’ve fixed part of that by dropping out of the triathlon experiment.

    I’d also been planning on buying a mountain bike. That’s being put on hold.

    I had a rough day yesterday when I wrote this. I’ll still write, but only when I want to rather than when I feel I need to.

  5. I think over-commitment may prove to be the curse of our modern age. I’m glad to hear you’re paring back a bit — and I think writing only when you want to is the best strategy possible 🙂

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