Saturday, April 27, 2013

My So-called Existential Crisis

Over the past 10 days since my last post, I've started and stopped six different entries. Each time, I get about two paragraphs in and then begin to wonder if anyone really cares about the story I'm trying to tell. Part of my blogging existential crisis comes from the fact that I've been sick while also buying a house, trying to get stuff in place for our move, and wrapping up my final semester here. There was also the full moon which turned Sky into a blurting, jumping, emotional mess. That and the fact that I have three super energetic kids who force me to remember my priorities. Always.

But my failure to finish any of my posts is also due to the fact I'm constantly finding blogs of stories more compelling, prose more moving, or readership more enthusiastic than mine. I guess it doesn't really matter. I mean, I didn't start blogging because I wanted to become a famous blogger, but sometimes I wonder what in the world I'm doing. I don't know how else to explain it but to say that sometimes blogging makes me feel like I'm in junior high all over again and that I don't quite know my way.

So, there you have it. Two paragraphs again. Semester ends soon, so after a little bit of sleep, I should be back to form and maybe even able to write more than two paragraphs. In the meantime, if you have any blog post requests, I'm all ears!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could we request more stories from your time in Japan? Anything, really! Keep on blogging, please!

viviane said...

I care ! I care ! Please keep on blogging ! I know moving can be a trial, especially when added to "ordinary life" events. I second the request for Japan stories. Also, I promise to comment every post.
Signed : one enthusiastic reader

Veronika said...

I care too. I have read your entire blog in about a week, when feeding my twin girls at night. It kept me awake and entertained :) and also motivated to handle anything from my three kids (we also have an almost four year old boy, that keeps us on our toes - climbing trees is not a skill I encourage). So, please, keep writing.

Katie said...

We're all ears. :) And thanks to the wonders of RSS, I'll be here whenever you find the time to write. Kids and moving and all that is mind-suckingly difficult. :)

womanonpause said...

I have been there. A LOT. It comes back around, I am finding my 210th wind with my blog. It comes when it is ready too. :)

Shelley said...

I rarely comment, but found your blog a few months ago and then read it all in a few days. Love your writing and stories about your kids and Japan. And I feel like I'm in junior high at least once a week, wondering if people actually like me so you're not alone there. I'm always happy when I see you've written something new :)

icansaymama said...

Um, maybe you want to write about the Liebster Award I nominated you for because I do care for your blog?! :-)
http://icansaymama.blogspot.de/2013/04/in-love-with-liebster-award.html
I already put my link in the comment section of your other post some days ago.

Mom on the Edge said...

Hi icansaymama,

I tried commenting on your post and thanking you for the nomination, but I guess it didn't show up. Not sure why. So, Thanks for the nomination!!!! Now that I am finally getting over my cold and feeling slightly more human, I plan to get cracking on it! (Though now I am behind on teaching and grading--sigh).

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your posts and check back regularly to see if new ones have posted. Good luck with the move. I'm in awe that you blog with all of the other many demands you have! Hang in there :)

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to chime in with more encouragement. I love reading your blog for exactly what it is. Your unique life! So many people these days seem to have extremely self-gratuitous blogs where every post is about how angelic their kids are, how perfect their homes/dinners/birthday parties are. Yuck. Your posts are down to earth and realistic but also quite entertaining and interesting. Please keep it up if you have the energy! I wish you best of luck with the move. I'm moving across country myself next month and I'm pretty stressed with all the planning. And, I don't even have kids. ;)

I don't have any requests for posts but I am looking forward to reading about how your family adjusts to your new area!

Mimi

icansaymama said...

No, unfortunately it didn't show up. Looking forward to reading your responses! :-)