Sometimes I wonder if this blog has run its course. I’m not planning on shutting it down, though I must admit if it weren’t for our business, I do think that I would at least consider it. But aside from that, writing and taking photos and connecting with people still give me joy, but I will fully admit that these days, I struggle a bit to find something to write about every day. This has always been a personal blog and in that sense I never needed to search for content – it always came from whatever I was feeling and doing at the moment, but in the last few months I’ve been wanting to close that door a little more. Not long ago I wondered where the line should be drawn when it concerns the kids and now I know. Now that they are older I won’t be posting about the girls so specifically. I want to respect their right to privacy. This is the right thing to do. Maybe I should have done it much sooner when the blog gained more readers. Maybe I was wrong not to do so. What I do know is that I don’t have regrets about anything I have posted in the past, even posts that were very personal or ones that compelled some people to leave some harsh comments. I think there are lessons to be learned from everything.
I do love this blog and I can’t even begin to count all the wonderful things that have happened because of it so I know that I will continue on, but I’m not exactly sure where to go from here. Maybe the answer is just that it will happen less often. If a personal blog starts getting less personal where does it go? (ha!)
Photos taken at the grounds of the Nassau County Museum of Art on the former Frick estate. The abandoned house built in 1862 is on the wooded trail near the museum.