The Evolution of a Blog

It’s been an awkward amount of time that I’ve been gone, so I was at a loss for a title…. So much has happened since the blog was created that I’m not even sure what this blog is about anymore! I guess Running Aimlessly will always be apropos, because I’ve never been one for order and organization. That being said, here are a few random things I’d like to get off my chest :)

Why blog again? Well, the simplest explanation is that I have nothing and everything to write about. Let me explain. When I created this blog, it was to document my self/career-discovery, but mostly to document my running endeavors. Almost all my posts discussed running in some shape or form–it was clearly catered to fellow runners. Now, while I’m still flitting around careerlessly (no, that’s not a typo), I’m not really running more than the occasional 3 miles to keep my Siberian Husky from combusting with pent up energy. So I have “nothing” to write about because I’m not really running.

However, I have “everything” to write about because I now have an “everything” in my life–my daughter Leila. She is nearing 8 months old, and already I wish I had documented every second of my pregnancy and her first months. As is implied by my blog title, I don’t always have direction, and I’m a pretty disorganized Type B person. So I didn’t really get my stuff together until now. And while I won’t be one of those mothers documenting Leila’s growth and accomplishments every week, it will be nice to look back and relive some of Leila’s major milestones and firsts.

So, to continue with the aimlessness of this post, I’ll sum up the past 2.5 years in a paragraph. Tony and I moved to Redwood City, which is where I think I left off. Then came marriage and the baby in the baby carriage! (Before the baby came the bigger baby, Buster.) I also taught a year of high school level English. In a nutshell, it was challenging, stressful, 5% satisfying, and one of the hardest years of my life. Maybe being pregnant towards the end had something to do with it, but I think it had more to do with the day-to-day logistics of teaching. After having Leila, I don’t think I’m willing to have that stress and negative energy around me. Currently, I’m a stay-at-home mom, and I will continue to be until I find something that’s worth taking my time away from my daughter. (Or until we’re approaching broke.)

Thanks for bearing with me! This post has taken me 3 days to write over the course of nap times, so I don’t expect there’ll be much more cohesiveness to future posts. But I won’t let that stop me! Read on, or don’t, to see how this aimless adventure unfolds…