One year ago I made a resolution to blog for at least three months. Last week marked the one year anniversary of my blog! You can read my pathetic first post here.
I started to blog to give myself something to do in retirement and to document that journey. It has been a year of blogging and this is what I've learned:
- I still don't know what I'm supposed to be doing in retirement, but it doesn't bother me much anymore. I'm content puttering around the house, traveling occasionally, and substituting infrequently.
- Just because I have more free time in retirement doesn't mean that I am any more productive. It just takes me twice as long to get anything done and I have lost the skill of multi-tasking.
- I have made new friends in blog world and my cyber-friends feel as real to me as my other friends.
- I've stopped worrying about maintaining a theme in my blogs and just write what I want to write about.
- The blog has given me new eyes. I find myself constantly searching for blogable content.
- I feel connected to other bloggers and I have been surprised to have so much in common with others, especially other women my age.
- I find it easier to express myself in writing than in person. Even though I know that I am not really anonymous, it's sort of like talking in the dark...easier to get my feelings out because I can't see you.
Jann aka Nana