Thursday, January 03, 2013

I'm Not Dead

A recent visit to the farm

Despite what my prolonged absence from cyberspace might suggest, I am, indeed, alive and well. 

I never mentioned it here on the blog, but this past August I was hired as adjunct faculty at a local university, and I recently completed my first semester as an instructor of intermediate writing. The past four months have been stressful, overwhelming, time-consuming...and profoundly gratifying. It's a relief to learn that, after years of education and a pile of student loans, I'm on the right career path!

Needless to say, I've dreadfully neglected this space as I've adjusted to my new job. I hope to change that, but I've also been considering what I want this blog to be. I love books! I love blogging about them and reading what others in the blogosphere have to say about literature. I talk about books with friends, family, students and co-workers. But as much as I love them, occasionally I'd like to discuss other topics. I have other creative endeavours in mind. 

So, at the risk of boring my minute readership to tears, visitors will be seeing a variety of posts here. Yes, I will absolutely continue to write about books. Literature is too big a part of who I am. Be prepared, however, for blurbs on the fabulous film I saw, the photos I snapped, or my recent holiday. Such things have appeared here before, but I always felt this mysterious restraint when it came to writing about other topics regularly. Which is downright silly. The culture that shapes me isn't limited to literature, so why am I limiting my posts? From now on I will be free to write about whatever strikes my fancy! If any of you would like to join me in the journey, that would be swell.

(Swell? Not sure where that came from. Hmm....)

I have a couple of New Year posts planned, but I wanted to explain my silence first. I hope you all enjoyed a happy holiday season with loved ones! I look forward to reading about your resolutions and reading goals for 2013.

15 comments:

o said...

HEY! :D

I missed you, I'm glad you're back and all is well :)

Cassandra said...

I'm so glad you're alive and back to the blogosphere!
Congratulations on landing this job, it sounds amazing and very demanding! I'm happy that all is going so well for you :D

You should totally write about everything you want you want to, after all it's your blog. I am looking forward to more of your posts so much :)

ruby said...

Oh, this is amazing, that you're back and that you've been spending your time so happily and productively! We are all happy and prepared for anything you post! Yay, you're back!

Best wishes for the New Year, by the way.

Patty said...

Welcome back! Hey, it's your blog and your space - your ideas, your choices!

Terri B. said...

Welcome back! Looking forward to future posts. Multi-purpose blogs are cool :)

amanda @ simplerpastimes said...

Welcome back! I'm happy to see you here, whatever you choose to post. Glad to hear the job is going well for you.

Diana said...

Thanks for the warm welcome everybody! I feel so loved. :)

Caro said...

WELCOME BACK! I was so happy to see your posts and comments this week. In case the loving comments above haven't clued you in, you've been sorely missed. :)

That job sounds amazing, too. I'd love to hear more about it, and all the other topics you might want to talk about here.

charlottereadsclassics said...

Hurrah! You're back! Congrats on the not so new job and happy new year I am looking forward to reading whatever you write :)

charlottereadsclassics said...

Hurrah! You're back! Congrats on the not so new job and happy new year I am looking forward to reading whatever you write :)

charlottereadsclassics said...

So happy that I had to post that twice ;)

JoAnn said...

Welcome back and congratulations on the new job!

Diana said...

Caro: you actually want to hear about my job? I can do that!

I sorely missed blogging, so I'm thrilled to be welcomed back with open arms. :)

Diana said...

Charlotte: Thank you!

And yes, my presence (cyber or otherwise) does tend to overexcite people.


Joking! :)

Diana said...

JoAnn: Thank you! I look forward to catching up on your blog. I've missed your thoughts on books and, ahem, the pictures of Zelda. She's such a cutie!