“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” —Annie Dillard, an American author.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how this blog can evolve. All healthy things change and grow, and as a creative writing adventure, I want this blog to offer something valuable to the world. To you, the reader, who I appreciate stopping by, and who I hope gains something of value when you do.
But, I think Downtown Dame can be more. Maybe even something totally different. I don’t know what yet. And, I’ve recently learned that not knowing is more than OK. It leaves room for honest growth and true direction to take hold and soar you to new heights. I think I can offer you more in terms of insight and knowledge. And, to do that, I think I must produce something that is (even) closer to what I like than what I’d like to like. A creative production that gets me out of bed in the morning and puts me to sleep at night. It seems counter-intuitive, but a blog that allows me to pursue more of myself and less of what I think you want to see; more of what I love to do and less prestige (see more on this idea over on the blog, Brain Pickings).
I don’t know what that is yet, but as I’ve mellowed out and been offline much of the latter half of December 2013, I sense a change in direction is clearly in the winds for 2014.
Happy New Year, everyone!
And, thanks so much for reading.
P.S. The feature photo for this post is from one of my very first posts in August of 2010. Doesn’t it look different?