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A couple months ago, I decided that it was time to revamp this blog a little, which I did by hiding all of the old content under an “Ancient Archives” heading. I also considered the possibility of just getting rid of this blog entirely, although I didn’t actually want to delete it because I like being able to look back at my old blog posts. After a few more months of telling myself that it’d be nice if I got back into blogging, I’ve come to the realization that there are actually legitimate reasons that it’s not going to happen, at least not at this time and at this URL. I do still post the occasional informal book reviews on my side blog, and I’m planning on continuing my monthly science news summaries and maybe the occasional ramble about some historical topic I find intriguing. But if and when I decide to write more frequently or to share things about my everyday life, I’d rather start a new, fresh blog.

I began this blog more than seven years ago as just a fun, informal way to share some of my random thoughts. It quickly developed into something bigger; I became a fairly prolific blogger that summer and (off and on) during my senior year of college and for a few months beyond that. Since then, it’s been sporadic. All of the usual culprits are to blame; essentially, it all boils down to the fact that I’m busy.

But along that vein, there’s a relevant bit of pithy life advice I’ve heard and seen a few times around the internet, and it’s one of the few such tips that I actually think is a useful idea. Instead of constantly telling yourself that you’re “too busy” for some things, it’s better to simply acknowledge that it’s “not a priority”. It’s always technically possible to find time for the things that are we consider necessary. That can include things like work, school, sleep, spending time with family and friends, maybe certain kinds of housework or community involvement, etc. When we don’t have the time or energy for some things, it’s because we’re using that time and energy on other things that we value more, either consciously or subconsciously. The idea is that it’s better to be consciously aware of those priorities. Then we can adjust them if they’re not quite right, and if they are right, we can theoretically dismiss whatever stress and guilt comes from being “too busy” for those lower priorities.

Admittedly, I am probably the worst person to be sharing this bit of advice. I certainly don’t follow it myself. Perhaps the one biggest problem I face in my life is that I so feel bad about all the things I don’t do. Even now, I am irritated with myself for the amount of time it’s taking me to write out all of this. I have other things to do today, and that includes other writing projects. If I’m going to take my own advice, I have to think about it and realize that it’s just not especially important to continue this blog started by my twenty-year-old self. So I’m not going to delete it, but I’m also not actively planning on adding new content. (With the exception of those monthly science news summaries)

With all that being said, if and when I do start a new blog, I will put a link somewhere on this one, and I may occasionally reblog my own content. So for the few of you who follow this blog, be aware that there may one day be something to see here again!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rachel
    Apr 12, 2014 @ 18:54:59

    Martin Luther is often listed as a famous INTJ. 🙂

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  2. Salvageable
    Dec 14, 2015 @ 16:58:32

    I have nominated you for the Starlight Blogger Award. This award is created to “celebrate the creative bloggers who have truly inspired others through their beautiful and original content, imagery, art, abilities, and wonderful personalities.”
    You can see your nomination here: https://salvageable04.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/starlight-blogger-award/
    J.

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