It's a strange thing, the way I feel about this blog.
Judging from the date stamp on the last entry, it's been exactly three months today since the most recent published post -- a distinction that is necessary since there is a draft full of photos of the FHB and I's trip to Little Rock to see Tom Petty that's been waiting to go live for almost as long.
Needless to say, since I stepped out on my own a year ago (yes, a year) my life has changed dramatically, and not just on the business front. I've got a boyfriend -- that aforementioned FHB -- who I'd much rather be spending time with than blogging about, and I made the decision not to get home internet service when I moved back to midtown in March. Keeping this thing updated instantly became a tougher task when working on a post required either taking time out of my day at the office or making special time in the evenings or on the weekend at a coffee shop.
But that doesn't mean the blog hasn't been on my mind. I've contemplated at length what exactly the next step should be for Just A Girl in the World, and the one thing I knew for sure was that I didn't want to walk away from it. This blog chronicled some of the highest and lowest points of my newly adult life -- England, grad school, New York, extreme poverty and ultimately, the happy move back to the place I never thought I'd end up but am so very, very thankful I did. All of that writing is important to me, and I like that it exists in the world, on the internet, and that I can come back to it any time I want, like a lazy Tuesday afternoon when I want to remember how I felt when I first moved into my apartment in London.
Change is necessary, though, and as my life has changed, so will this blog. I simply can't chronicle every piece of my life any longer. It's not realistic, and I'm also more and more interested as I grow older in keeping things to myself. So my plan from here on out will be to post once each month, and we'll hope for two posts. Maybe three, if I'm feeling particularly excitable. I do want to continue to keep a snapshot of my life here, and I enjoy keeping my friends and family who are far away in the loop on what I'm doing.
I promise that this will not count as my July post, but I only have a little bit of time to make good on that so I guess I'd better get to it.
To those of you who've been reading since the beginning, thank you. This has been a constantly engaging and challenging piece of my life. Here's to what's next!