Another new year means another year of this blog.
So much has changed since I started this. Even the address, since it started on LiveJournal. I’m not even sure WordPress was a thing yet when I started this. I know iPhones weren’t around yet. Social media was pretty much MySpace, Messenger apps and, if you were a kid, texting. If you wanted to communicate with someone, more often than not you picked up the phone and called or went to where they were.
Back when I started writing this I was in my 30s with a junior high aged daughter struggling with my weight and writing rejection. Back then Brian and I didn’t go to church regularly, we’d never been part of a small group, I was a Republican, Meredith and McDreamy weren’t even a thing.
Back then I felt like I should be able to juggle everything and still have time for me, and it made me so angry that that wasn’t a thing.
The world changes.
I know I don’t post often these days. I’m going to try to do more in the run up to the mid-terms.
Especially to help get the word out that politicians are purposefully killing public schools, but we can stop them if we vote them out. They use “failing schools” rhetoric to rob from the public and put $$$ into the pockets of the for-profit charters springing up all over the place.
A lot has changed over the years, but a lot is still the same, too. And for that I am thankful.
I swore I wasn’t doing resolutions this year, but I have one. That one is this:
I resolve to remember that words are only good if they’re backed up by actions. That’s my focus this year. Action. Persistence, practice, passion.
Happy New Year!