We have arrived at our destination.
I’ve been thinking back on my older sister Ashley’s websites (long deceased), and I think that if she was my age when I started my websites, and just kept them going until now, her websites would be 7 years old. So that’s a part and will be a part of my New Years’ resolutions henceforth: To update the Temple of Andrex once a quarter (every three months), and to post a new entry on this blog once a month, (something I’ve unwittingly done thus far on both counts).
– “Tabula Rasa,” January 24, 2007
I didn’t keep that promise. There were gaps. But I have stayed true to those intentions.
Seven years. I am now as old as my sister was when I wrote that blog post. It doesn’t feel like anything’s changed. In most ways I feel like the same person. She’s not completely the same either, because of her daughter, but she’s changed less than I would have thought.
I’ve said before I’ve sometimes felt like I’ve been in my sister’s shadow — certainly her own blog has cast one over this blog. In no uncertain terms, it was my inspiration.
What’s going to happen now? June 27, 2012 was the last date in the future I had set. It was my anchor.
It’s time to let it go. It’s time to let… everything from the last seven years go.
It’s time for a new chapter. No, scratch that. It’s time for a whole new book. I’ve been writing chapters this entire time.
Now it’s time for the sequel. I’m setting a new date: June 27, 2019. Another seven years, a new book. Let’s make it happen.