Julie Lyles Carr: Maybe Later

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Maybe Later

So here's the thing.

I was going to give myself a blog day off.

Blog Day Off.

Sounds like a potential Hallmark holiday, doesn't it?

"Enjoy You Blog Day Away!"

"Happy Non-Posting!"

"Have an HTML Holiday!"

Remember, you saw it here first.

I've been blogging for over four years and have posted daily for almost three.

Almost three years of logging in and posting every single day, keeping count of calendar days. Sometimes re-posting previous material. But making sure to have something posted. Every. Day.

And I wouldn't say that I have a Type A personality.

I don't think. At least, I don't have a Type A personality when it comes to my expectations of others. I'm solidly Type B. Mothering eight people will make you that way, encourage you to take a breath and ease up and assume things are going to take longer and be done with more fuzzy edges.

But I may be a bit Type A on myself. And maybe it's showing in my blogging habits.

Maybe.

One of my brothers said of my running that it's the one loop I get to close every day. In a large family, the laundry is never done, the dishes are never finished, the house is never completely clean, the project list is never checked off.

Heck, I can't even find the project list at the moment.

But if I set a goal to run, when I'm finished, I can check that off the list. Completed.

And perhaps the daily posting is the same thing for me. I can close the loop.

So here I sit, hiding out in the the bathroom, perched on the edge of the tub, the clock ticking toward midnight, Mike sacked out for the night and the house relatively quiet.

And I find myself crawling out of bed. And turning on the laptop. And laughing at myself a little. And finding myself a bit disconcerted at myself, to coin a phrase. That I would not take advantage of a Blog Day Off. That I would find it uncomfortable not to post.

That it would make me itch to not at least hit the daily mark for three years.

So here I am. Blogging close to midnight. Closing the loop.

Continuing the streak.

And continuing to tell myself that I'm not Type A. Much.

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