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Pulling In

A very wise person once observed that one definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

This journal was once a vibrant place where I wrote about spirituality, academia, work challenges, family, adventures, and love. These days I don't write about much at all except the last dregs of grief and relatively boring everyday life. I'm doing a lot of personal work, but it's happening fairly deep and it's hard to write about.

I keep coming back to LiveJournal expecting it to be the place it once was for me, but as I've stopped having much to offer others I've been interacting less with my friends here and subsequently not getting much out of it. This is in no way the fault of the friends who have been so faithful through several years of upheaval.

But it's time to start changing some habits, and LiveJournal is one place where changes need to be made. I'm not going to close down this journal, but I am going to tighten it up. I'm going to do a lot of friends pruning. No one is being cut because of dislike. I just need to reduce the amount of energy I spend here.

I'm trying to leave a lot of things open for change and transformation right now, so I'm not going to make any predictions about what my future here will look like. I'm just going to let things evolve.

Blessings to everyone.


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Jul. 1st, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Totally understood. I've seen a lot of people come to this point.
Jul. 1st, 2010 04:05 am (UTC)
I agree with Lupa. It has to happen at some points. However, don't think that just because you are going quiet and your work is so internal means that you have nothing to offer. It just makes you more like the dragon's pearl... capable of great things but hard to find... and rather secret. *smiles*
Jul. 1st, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
And blessings to you.
Jul. 1st, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
I hope everything goes well in your transitioning. :)
Jul. 1st, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
Every so often, such change is just necessary, darnit.

Like decluttering a closet can not only make everything fit more easily but also make space for that fabulous thrift store find that goes perfectly with your favorite skirt (I'm wearing mine now), a good decluttering of the social network and obligations can make room for *you*, or someone new.


Jul. 1st, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
Okey Dokey. I've actually been wondering if I could friend your other journal. It looks really cool.
Jul. 1st, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
People change. Sometimes they do it "out here in front of god and everybody" (like I do) and sometimes they need peace and quiet and comfortable, dim lighting for a successful transition.
Good thoughts for you as you make changes to your story.
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