I am going to take a 2-week vacation starting from tomorrow. “Vacation” sounds strange for a retired person, you probably think. For me, vacation means I don’t do anything I normally do, no cooking, no cleaning (not that I have done a lot of these normally), maybe no blogging (not sure if I will have internet connection where I will be). If I can, I would post some pictures during these 2 weeks…
It is a bad time to take a 2-week break from blogging. I recently announced my blog on my Facebook, and made some friends in the blogging community. I am really enjoying blogging and happy to see people visiting my blog. Two weeks is a long time. Will readers remember to come back 2 weeks later? I hope so, but I really don’t know.
But isn’t that true for many things happened in our life? I mean we can worry sick for this and that, while life keeps going on. Well, I have a piece of good news for you young people: when you get old, you tend to worry less. I think it is because when you get old, you begin to see that “life is too short”, and “everything takes much longer to get it done”, and you are sure, finally, that sky is not going to fall.
I started blogging in 1999 or 2000, I forgot. I’d blogged once a week for several years. Then it became once a month… once a year. And then I stopped completely. At that time, blogging did several things for me: (1) practicing writing English (2) sharing my thoughts and stories like most writers do (3) providing mental support to my sister Karin, who was diagnosed with breast cancer 12 years ago.
To be honest, when I restarted blogging this time, I had no idea what I was going to write about. I just thought blogging might help me fill in some of the emptiness spot that Karin used to occupy. But as days go by, I suddenly realize I do have more stories/thoughts to share. I want to share things I wish I had known when I was young. I want to ask question that I’ve always wanted to ask.
I am excited about my vacation. At the same time, I am so looking forward to blog again. Maybe two weeks is not that long… yes?