Every year, spontaneously and unceremoniously, I take a break from posting on this blog. This usually occurs sometime between February and April, and it’s usually when I have the absolute most to say here. About all. After all. In the past tense between-February-and-May times, I usually become a year older, attend SxSW for 22 days, enjoy Spring Break, host the Mom 2.0 Summit, and make a wide variety of major life decisions. At least. Perhaps these are a few reasons that I don’t blog. But can you imagine if I did?! I know. Really. And really. The reality is, I’m afraid of what this recording of things might actually look like. But. In the spirit of kicking fear in the face, I’m going to do some things differently, starting now.
1. The break. I’m going to resolve to not take a Spring Sabbatical next year. I’m going to put that out there right now, long before that time frame is upon us, in order to intentionally make the conscious choice to write about the Spring. No matter what it looks like. Or feels like. Or smells like.
2. The lists. As a result of these consistent Spring Sabbaticals, it seems, I usually make my Year Lists (like these two for example) in May. I usually give myself until my birthday to complete these tasks, giving me a crammed 9 months to make it all happen. Much like pregnancy. But this year, I say, screw that. This year, I’m going to make an Intention List. Not a Year List. Not a 40 before 40 list. A list of things I intend to do this next year. Andrea Wishom spoke at Mom 2.0 about their process when developing a show for the Oprah Winfrey show (Do you guys watch the “Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes” show on OWN? Holy crap. You should. I feel like I’ve learned more from watching those shows that any other programming I’ve seen on TV. Well, besides “How It’s Made.” Also super informational, just not as inspirational.) So, all that to say. I’m going to go into the next 12 months (not nine) focusing on intention. What do I want to intentionally accomplish, do, and experience before May 5 next year. Which also happens to be Cinco de Mayo. And the last day of Mom 2.0 2012. Nice timing.
3. The content. Speaking on intentions, from the day I spontaneously started Blog con Queso in 2006, I’ve never been intentional (at all) about what this space would be or should be. I just wrote. And let me be very candid, the “just writing” part will very-much continue. I live my life in first draft. But I would like to be more intentional…if not directed…about the content. I don’t completely know what this means yet. But I’ll keep you posted. It will evolve. And it will happen sooner than later.
Okay, then. I think that’s a good start. So let’s do that.
And let’s do this.