Oh my gosh guys... I can't believe it's been 4 years since I posted one of these!
Today is the first Wednesday of the month, which means a brand new post for The Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG).
For those of you unfamiliar with this concept, it was the brilliant brainchild of our ninja captain, Mr. Alex Cavanaugh. Alex is a truly awesome guy, and started the IWSG so that writers from all walks and stages on this crazy, amazing journey could come together and share stories, advice, fears, support.... basically, anything goes.
And seeing as how I just returned to the blogging world exactly one month ago, an IWSG post was exactly up my alley ;).
Soo guys... I've been struggling.
Returning to blogging, to writing... hasn't been as easy as I planned. Even though nothing feels more like home to me, it's been a constant battle. I've been wrestling with ideas, posting schedules, getting back into the groove of things, finding my pace again.
And so much has changed!
Even just navigating through the blogosphere seems to now require a handbook! And while I know it's merely readjusting, familiarizing myself with the new sites, and all these shiny new buttons, it has blown my mind just how different things are four years later!
Apparently I don't handle change very well either :P
But it's a part of life. No matter where you are or how ready, change is inevitable. It happens whether you like it or not. Sometimes it sneaks up on you... a slap in the face... other times, you have months to prepare, and yet you still find yourself standing outside the door.. unwilling to turn the knob.
I doubt I'll ever learn to fully embrace change right away. I think a small part of me may always resist to some extent... at least at first... at least until I'm comfortable. Because while humans are creatures of habit, we were also made to adapt, to grow, to keep moving.
We will figure it out as we go, even if the path isn't straight and narrow, or clear cut, or even a path at all.
After all, at the end of the day, isn't that what change truly is? The ability to keep going, keep trying, and keep reaching, no matter what curve balls life throws at you.
How about you guys? How do you deal with change? Do you feel the blogosphere has significantly changed in the last little while (or is it just me!)?