In a recent conversation with friends, David and I remarked that part of what made our time in London special was that our only obligations were to each other. Even though we regretted missing weddings, birthdays and other gatherings, it did allow us to design our own weekends in whatever way we wanted. We could choose to take a weekend trip, or more often than not, we could enjoy a nice meal, walk around Chelsea and spend time reading/internet-wandering/blogging.
Which brings me in a round-about way to my point. This blog.
I generally knew keeping up with this blog would be a lot harder once we returned. Maybe I’m just missing the extra hour of daylight in London’s summer evenings – or I’m distracted by the bottomless amount of “Say Yes to the Dress” marathons – but my free time seems less and less free for blogging.
Perhaps my irregularity is a sign I am missing a little inspiration. What does a former expat blogger write about after re-expatriating? I’ve been flirting with the idea of starting a new blog since I’m no longer Jumping the Pond with any regularity. I certainly don’t want to live in a space where I’m constantly making comparisons between then and now as what I have always wanted from this blog is to provide an honest, thoughtful catalogue of daily life.
So, I want to keep blogging, but with new direction. Before I jump head first and buy a new domain, I’m going to give it a whirl to keep up this blog, writing about our adjustment back in our affectionately named “old-new condo”, the pros and cons of working from home, and whatever other adventures are on our horizon. What do you want to read about? My progress through physical therapy for my hip? More about my relationship – past and present? My quest to maintain a healthy outlook in the light of US-sized portions and temptations? Our attempts at home design? What’s this blogger to blog about?