Vivs, Where have you been? I have been crazy busy working on a new project. I am having a lot of fun, but it is a lot of work. I am not sure when I will be able to share all the details with you, but know its GOOD!
The cold weather is making it hard in the morning to ride my bike.
I bought new plants for my house and office and they make me smile every time I see them.
The jeans I am wearing are a little tight. ha!
Watching and loving "How I Met Your Mother."
I am all most done with the Bedford sweater.
In search for a new knitting project.
This weekend is going to be so fun-- this cold better be gone by Friday.
Still working on the blog trying to fix and update little things.
For the past couple of months I have been dealing with a knee issue. The first month I was just complaining that my knee was bothering me, but then the pain got worse. A few days before Thanksgiving I called my doctor and ask what she thought and she told me to come because she did not want me flying until I got checked out. The doctor told me she "thought" that I had a Baker's Cyst and if it did not get better in a month I would need to come back in and see a specialist.
A month went by and my knee still wasn't any better and the pain was keeping me up at night. A few days before Christmas I went to see another doctor (a specialist) to get x-rays and see what my options were. Turns out that I do not have a Baker's Cyst--I have a Meniscus Tear. There is a whole list that the doctor gave me of things to try and if it still bothers me the next step would be surgery.
I am crossing my fingers for no surgery! As soon as I get back to San Francisco I will be going physical Therapy.
(image found here)
Where to begin with this post; I have been in a little place that I like to call limbo. I have been going back-and-forth with the idea of shutting down my blog. It is not that I do not like blogging, I do, but more to do with the fact that I do not really have anything more to say. When I sit down to write a blog post I stare at the blank screen with no words to type. I know that I have lost a lot of blog readers because my blogging voice has faded into the background of the internet, but I am ok with that and I think it has to do with the fact that I know I lost my voice (blog voice.)
While I was away relaxing in AZ with family, I had a lot of time to think about where I want this blog to go. The questions that I asked myself were these… Do I really love blogging? Is it really time to shut down my blog and walk away? What does blogging mean to me? Why do I blog?
I do love blogging and it would sadden me to shut down this blog and walk away. I sent my friend CaL an email with these very words and she wrote back this “I think it's just lack of inspiration or an emotional overload that finally came down on you.” Everything about that sentence is right. I do lack inspiration and I do feel this emotional overload when it come to blogging. So where do I go from here? The answer is simple... I go exploring for inspiration. I let myself have a day or two off when I need it.
As for finding my blog voice again, I think that will come with time, but for now I will continue blogging and I will blog for me. I am going to throw all these blog “rules” out the window and start making my own rules!
So what is next for the "Oh Shoot" blog?
A new blog design (I was working on one, but at the last minute I decided that I did not love it.)
To fall in love with my blog (boyfriend) all over again.
I hope that you will continue reading and I will continue writing.
P.s here are two blog post from IFB blog that I can totally relate too.