Friday, March 2, 2012

the end of a (blogging) chapter

I saw this pink cottage a few weeks ago while walking the dog. I just loved it. It made me think, "What if? What if the cultural norm was to have the smallest house possible, instead of the biggest?"Anyway, there's no real connection between that photo and this post, but I had to pick some photo, and I liked it. So, that's that.

Anyway, I've been quite busy.  And I've been thinking. It seems I'm diverting my blogging energy over to Dream Big more and more, and for the next little while, this blog, the one you're reading, is going to take a backseat. It might be the end of "huminbean", it might not, I'm not sure yet. But definitely for the next month, if not longer, there won't be anything posted here.

Blogging actually takes a lot of work. Taking photos, editing them. Writing a first draft, editing that. All of this means sitting at the computer, which I am doing a LOT of these days. I'm really, really glad for the opportunities I'm getting, but it does mean some long hours staring at a screen! I'm trying to reduce that time where I can.

And, the Dream Big blog is actually MORE work than this one, because there is also time involved in lining up interviews, doing the interviews, making notes, etc.

But, I'm really glad that that avenue is opening up. I've got lots of ideas for it, and the only thing holding me back is my human limitations - needing to eat, sleep, have relationships and downtime. (Which, I'm actually really glad for - it's good to have balance.) I can see a bright future for the Dream Big project! I've already been asked to speak at two events in the next month! Little old me! I feel... a little nervous, but also excited. And I feel like this blog, huminbean, which I've been writing for almost 10 years, was a chapter, and now I'm moving on to the next. 

We'll see, we'll see - no-one knows how the future will go. But for now, I've got to focus my time and energy on the Dream Big Cape Breton project. And I hope you join me there.

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