Ahem. Hello again. Anybody out there?
It’s been forever—or eleven months, to be precise—since I’ve written on this blog. I’m not entirely sure the reason why I disappeared. Except that, I think, the blog did its job. I accomplished my goal. After three years, 618 posts and countless girl-dates…I made friends.
Once I established a real-life social network, those issues of friend-making—the good, the bad and the awkward—were suddenly less glaring. I wasn’t constantly wondering how to pick up the girl on the next yoga mat so I could have someone to watch Downton with. (Side note: Has anyone seen Thomas’s appearances on The View? Mr. Barrows is, as James Earl Jones would say, a total hottie mchotterson.) Instead I actually concentrated on my breathing, like a good little yogi. How refreshing!
Slowly, without really deciding to, I let the blog slip. A month passed, then two, then ten. And here we are.
But I miss blogging, and I miss you guys. And I miss human contact since I’m like one of those hermit writers featured in this weekend’s Styles Section who works from home and barely sees, let alone speaks to, other people during the week.
And, so, the blog is back. I’ll still talk about friending and friendship, because our ever-changing social world is as fascinating as ever. But I’m also going to write about, oh, I don’t know, the Bravermans, or why exclamation points make me crazy, or my next book (lots more info on that in the coming weeks). Instead of coming to you for more advice on how to make new friends, I’m now working on the assumption that you guys are my new friends. So I’ll rant and rave about all the things I would in person, if only you all would just come over for a glass of wine.
It’s hard to update eleven months worth of news in one blog post, so that’s all for now. But to sign off, some new years resolutions:
1) Use fewer exclamation points. (Like I said, they are killing me.)
2) Open my mail. Why do I even still get paper mail? I don’t know, but leaving it in piles on the counter isn’t getting any bills paid.
Let’s get to know each other again. Pretty please? Share your resolutions below?