Thursday, December 31

Happy New Year HNT

I made myself a promise. A promise to write something every day. A commitment that I'll explain later. But it has led to a decision that must be made. A difficult decision. To make a change that I have attempted--and failed at--many times over the past few years.

I've tried to leave this blog before. Each time I've found myself right back here. I've set up new blogs and invited everyone to come with me. I wouldn't even get my blogging bags unpacked at my new digs before I would come running back, leaving confused readers with an annoying case of whiplash. I think I've finally found a compromise. A way to start 2010 at peace with my dichotomous spirit. And with renewed purpose.

"IT was not death, for I stood up,
And all the dead lie down;
Part Four: Time and Eternity LXXV
~~ Emily Dickinson

hnt work

    As per Os' instructions I made a choice of my favorite HNT from this year. Not much to choose from due to my forced hiatus for half of it.

    I selected the Freelance Writing HNT because it was the time that I finally began to feel myself again.

    I'm working the long mid-shift tomorrow so have patience. If I'm not there this morning I will be by to visit in the evening. I have so much to say to so many of you as we usher in this new year. And comments will be answered.

    Until then I love you all.
    Happy New Year.
    Happy HNT.
    You've brought me the joy and confidence I needed to continue on.


    Another Suburban Mom said...

    That is a simply beautiful photo. Happy HNT and Happy New Year. I hope we see lots of photos and posts from you this year.

    Sexy Sixty said...

    Love the photograph and understand about feeling a need to write something - anything - every day.

    Happy New Year.

    MKL said...

    Happy new year, T!!!

    Great photo as always. You seem to be in some deep thoughts, but it matches your post.

    Keep on being awesome.

    Happy new year! :D

    Hubman said...

    I'll follow you, wherever you end up, here or on another blog!

    I know the feeling to write something every day- tomorrow I'm starting a Project 365 on my blog- a picture a day, every day of the coming year.

    Happy new year!

    Anonymous said...

    I love the simple approach to this shot, it has a "just how it is" feel to it. I wish you all the best in finding your way and a space in blogland....

    Best wishes and kisses

    adamantixx said...

    good luck in writing something every single day and i admire your self-discipline because i struggle to come up with something twice a week!

    i don't care where you write...i will follow.

    thanks for another fabulous pic and have a very Happy New Year! x

    The Panserbjørne said...

    Looking forward to seeing those daily entries from you, then! And a side note -- I like the wistful feel on that photo. It's lovely.

    -- PB

    Vixen said...

    You have such natural pics, this was one I loved as well. :)

    Happy New Year!

    Curvaceous Dee said...

    A happy New Year to you. Lovely photograph, especially with the meaning behind it.

    xx Dee

    Anonymous said...

    Beautiful pic, excellent choice!

    G.~ said...

    Happy 2010!

    It's so good to know that someone else is out there carousing the web at this time and on New Year's.

    I read this post earlier and was going to comment but was rushing to get out of the house as the slopes were waiting.

    What I was going to say earlier;
    Hey Lady! You can't go anywhere, I just got here.
    The word commitment alone makes me cringe, but I know I have to do it. I will also write something everyday, no matter what, on my blog. It helps me to be accountable.

    When I read your comment on my blog, I thought, 'Damn! She beat me to it'. That'll teach me to wait 'til later.
    So, we could make a commitment as well. Let me know what your thinking when you get a minute. Happy visiting.
    Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a "Broken House" to read.


    13messages said...

    I wish for you wonderful things in everything that you do.

    T - Another Geek Girl said...

    MKL, it was actually a very calming time. And then the Muse flew. But I have the remedy, I do believe. And as you'll soon see the Muse has nothing to do with it.

    It's going to be a year of challenges. And I need a challenge.

    T - Another Geek Girl said...

    Hubman, I love the idea of a Project 365. And your photographery is awesome! That's why I was thinking that you should be going more in the direction I'm going. It might not be your cup of tea, but I think you just might acquire a taste for it quickly.
    I'll explain more thoroughly as I go.

    T - Another Geek Girl said...

    Axx, of course you'll go where I go. We're like peas and carrots.

    But I'm not really going anywhere. Just moving some old stuff. My commitment will happen here-- succeed or Fail! you'll be able to witness it all, and hold me sobbing in your Ethereal arms if it all goes to hell in a handbasket.

    Keep a candle burning for me sweetheart. I'll always find my way home.

    T - Another Geek Girl said...

    PB, I don't know how you're keeping up that pace. You amaze me. You inspire me. And that's what I need most of all. Inspiration.

    T - Another Geek Girl said...

    G~ My idea is really very simple.
    That post is going up soon.

    The one thing I found was that I have certain limited times to post. And sometimes none at all. So I've found a way to challenge myself. And to change my perspective as well.

    My idea for us-- far less taxing.
    I'm still working out the details.

    You should write as you like, though I hunger for more when I get there and see that you're not home. Maybe I should start shooting you emails when I'm home? Make you get up and play with me.

    T - Another Geek Girl said...

    13, you really should be in on the Hubman idea as well. You're a great photographer also.