Hiatus

Apparently I have a new/different blog! Indeed.

I also have a partial explanation for my absence over the last many months. I’m kind of tired. Since finishing college and getting one of those full-time job things (completely unrelated to anything I studied, of course) it’s been difficult to find the time or willpower to immerse myself in terrible facts and awfulness and then write about it. Which isn’t to say I’m done with blogging – of course not. (And I have been writing, just not here, and not necessarily online.) But just to give you an idea of where I’ve been at lately, well, that’s where I’ve been lately.

I’ve thought a lot about writing this post. If I tell everyone that this is how I’ve been feeling, if/when I go back to regularly writing posts, I’ll have this blip in my history in which I let everyone know that I sort of felt “done” with it all. I’ve thought a lot about how I’d tell you all how I’ve thought a lot about this. Right now I’m thinking about how stupidly dramatic this sounds.

The things I would want to write about, things happening in my life…. I can’t entirely. I still want to retain my mostly-anonymous status. Of course, some of my anonymity was gladly given up to meet so many of you at the Radfem Reboot conference last summer and since then. Still, I feel like I can’t talk about my job, which is a huge part of my life. (And oh the material there! It’s a shame.) It also is a bit of an odd thing knowing the literal faces of my audience (hey there, you).

Another aspect to my silence is that I simply don’t feel like I have the energy to do anything “new” and if I’m just repeating what’s already been done to death, what’s the point? And, hey, maybe I don’t have anything great to add in this current venue anyway. Yeah, yeah, women and imposter syndrome. It’s a terrible case I have.

But here I am. Saying things at you all. And not just making funny funny jokes in a separate corner of the internet.

So here’s to actually maybe using this new blog and to ending my marathon of self-care indulgence. Maybe.

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9 Responses to Hiatus

  1. MarySunshine says:

    It’s an exhausting and traumatic experience to be “always online” as a radical feminist. We need breaks. Rest and recuperation.

    Hope your other followers click on over here. ❤

  2. lishra says:

    Thanks for that, Mary. I appreciate your support, as always : )

  3. smash says:

    Hey Lish, do whatever you need to do to get by. I agree with Mary that being online can be quite exhausting. We miss your amazing voice though! Take care friend 🙂

  4. dubsh says:

    Glad to see you’re back!

  5. Hey there, you. We all need to recharge sometimes and January sucks. Take care of yourself.

  6. *waves hello*

    I totally get it. I agree with Smash and Mary Sunshine, we all need breaks sometimes. I also can relate to your frustration of having things you want to talk about that you see in your job but can’t to maintain a certain anonymity. I often have the same problem!

  7. WordWoman says:

    Thank you for letting us know. It’s good to hear from you. We need everyone’s voice, but there are times for hiatus, too.

  8. lishra says:

    Thanks Smash, dubsh, Sam, Lysandra, and WordWoman ❤

    It's silly, but it's a relief to feel like I have permission to take it easy.

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