Do you ever notice how when you don't do something for awhile that you should do, and maybe even like to do a lot, that not starting up again begins to take on a life of its own. It's like something inside of you starts embracing procrastination until you almost feel overwhelmed at the very idea of picking up where you left off. The devil is in the details and it seems like there is always some little detail that gets in the way of just doing it.
This happens to me in lots of different areas of my life. For instance, This spring I struggled for weeks to find my exercise shoes, workout clothes, and class schedule all in the same span of time so I could go to the gym. Solution: I quit the gym this summer and saved $65 a month. Bonus: I never had to actually find all that stuff for working out or buy it over again.
Or take dieting. Dieting is great for putting off because there are so many ways you can go wrong. I can't find the copy of the diet, haven't made a shopping list yet, keep forgetting to weigh myself in the morning I am supposed to begin so I must wait another day to start, cannot locate the food scale, and so much more. Diet and exercise provide a cornucopia of potential excuses for not getting on with things.
I find this with blogging too. I have lots of good excuses for not blogging lately. My favorite one is where I say I will write again soon. But not this minute. And the minutes go by and turn into days, and weeks, and yes, now months. I guess that's how it got to be September and Suburban Island has been ridiculously quiet since the end of June.
Don't worry. Suburban Island is still brimming with adventures even if I have not been very good about writing them up lately.