OK, you caught me… I’m just writing this so I can post something in December and have a more complete blogging year. Sometimes filler posts can be excellent because there are no expectations! Not this time. Sorry.
Anyway, I wanted to post something each month this year, which I didn’t quite accomplish, but I did post more than 12 times, so that kind of counts. My real goal was to be more open and sharing of myself with friends and loved ones and to scratch a little creative itch. I think I definitely succeeded at those goals despite having much more I wanted to do.
In 25+ years on the Internet I’ve never really posted anything personal. I’ve found it’s both exhilarating and super awkward to post real things where others can actually read them. It’s super helpful that nobody does though, it gives me a way to lie to myself that it’s OK to post. :)
My goal for next year is exactly the same: Post some personal essays, some weird things about random things, maybe do some more photo shoots and write about them, and hopefully not too many posts about people dying.
I’ve started a reflection post on the last decade a couple times, but I don’t know if I’ll actually get through it. I just thought of a clever/terrible title though, so maybe that’ll help motivate me. (And yes, I know it’s not technically the end of the decade, but we humans really only care about the 2010’s and 2020’s, not actual decades)