Now that I am back from China, the contents of this blog will obviously need to change just a bit.
(Where I used to buy eggs and vegetables)
At first, I was planning to just quit this whole blog gig entirely. Not only does blogging take significant time, thought, and energy, but the blogging culture as a whole feels a bit trendy and overdone. From that perspective, I was ready to throw in the towel and "express myself" through some other mediums.
The other day, however, I was talking to a dear lady and pastor in our community. She looked at me sincerely and said, "You're going to keep blogging, aren't you? I read it religiously." And so with her simple words (and my mom's never-failing enthusiasm,) I have been inspired to keep blogging.
Now the big question is what should be the focus of the blog. Since being home, I have considered writing about some comical, small-town things that have happened already in my short two weeks. Simple things like a house auction or having someone ask my mom if she needed to accompany me during my dentist appointment make for good fodder.
Perhaps, I could write a blog about reverse culture shock. I could write about some things that annoy or confuse me about American culture.
Maybe I could write about my research for Teaching English as Second Language Classes.
Or I how my body feels when I try not to eat any red meat or milk or wheat or whatever food group I'm choosing to shun that month.
Or perhaps I could get into fashion blogging by taking photos of what I wear everyday and writing the complete outfit breakdown along with my thoughts and inspiration for each outfit. . . ...yeah, way out of my league and no photographer boyfriend.
or maybe I could start a blog where each post is a list about something. A list of things I want to do in my 30's, a list of indie singers, a list of interesting paint color names, and so on.
Or maybe, some of you have some good ideas of where to go from here. I would love to hear them.
And, here's a nostalgic photo of friends (because I miss them.)