"We are all of us living in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~Oscar Wilde
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." ~Amelia Earhart

November 6, 2008

Returning to Blogging

So, now that I've driven 90% of my readers away with my absence, I think I'll return to blogging. See, there's this phenomenon amongst people who go on long bicycle tours or backpacking trips. Once the trip finishes, some of us fall into a mild depression. For however long your trip took, you had something new and exciting to do every day. Over the next hill was a town you'd never seen before or you hit a new personal record in miles bicycled or walked. Once you return, that disappears. (Well, we could do the second one at home but I was more entranced by the next town over the hill :-) ) I wasn't getting all emo about it but my motivation to blog died for awhile. But maybe I can kick back that discontent a little bit by blogging about places around Minneapolis-St. Paul like I was doing before the trip.

I might also take a class at one of the community colleges during the spring semester but I don't know how bloggable that will be. Or if it'll make my head explode after being away from school for eight years. :-/


Charles Sapp said...

No worries Kayla, I'll always have your back. I've been dormant as well, depressed from coming back to the US and trying to establish life again with all the economic distress. Yesterday I unveiled my new website. So I am glad you haven't hung it up and I wish you the best with you college venture!

Berryvox said...

Thanks, Charles! Yeah, I saw your new site. Very nice layout! I hope the recession isn't long-lived for everybody's sake.

the fearless blog said...

Welcome back!!!

I too have been a bit absent from blogging. Summers off allows me to blog but a new fall semester provides very little "free time."

I look forward to reading your new posts. I do love the doggy picture above. :)

Hope you are well and feeling better.

Berryvox said...

TFB - That's a much better excuse for not blogging than mine. :)

Ferd said...

I'm not surprised about the post bike tour letdown/depression. Now that a few months have gone by, though, I hope the memories settle into something really nice.
And, yes, it's time to look forward to something else! I'm glad you'll be blogging about it, whatever it might be!

Berryvox said...

Ferd - Yeah, it's a pretty common thing. I still appreciate that I got to experience something most people never do. :)

Evan J said...

Very true, but it doesn't make it any less worth while to take the trip.

Berryvox said...

Evan - Oh, absolutely!