I have spent the last several weeks trying to mentally compose a "return post". I have spent way to much time thinking about it instead of writing a single word. I have a tendency to do this. I actually have to remind myself often, "Think less, DO MORE!"
And so, with far less ceremony than I
foolishly imagined: I am back. For a long time I dreamed of starting a new blog somewhere else; writing wildly in the freedom of anonymity.
But really- I missed you all! I missed the friendships and connections I have made here over the last few years. I hope you are still reading.
It is so tempting to constantly yearn for starting fresh and new, but there is also something to be said for being content with where you began. So maybe sometimes I think my blog name is silly, many of my posts overly bland and "bloggy". Sometimes I cringe when I re-read and count the times I use "lovely" and "wonderful", but... Sometimes you just have to commit to what you began and work on getting better, right? I have a tendency to quit things and venture off where I can start over. It's not always a bad thing, but in this case I'm sticking with the Gypsea Tree.
Maybe the blog will take a totally new direction. I'm really trying to write more, so maybe I will add some short stories now and then. Maybe I will get political on the occasion or write about things that I really want to say, but in past haven't out of fear of offending or alienating. In the end, I feel like my old approach wasn't as genuine as I would have liked...
Over all I'm aiming to be a little more wordy and generally more personally creative.
How have you all been???
I missed you!