Officially declaring my “Creating Volumes” hiatus…

So obviously I’ve been a long time gone. I kept expecting to come back, to start watching k-dramas again, to start blogging again, to get back to normal. Thing is, “normal” is not going to happen. Not my previous definition of it, anyhow. (This should have been obvious but for some reason it took a while to sink in for me.)

It’s a good realization to have — that I’m seeking a new normal, I mean. It gets me moving, gives me permission to move in a completely new direction. There’s some excitement to it. An expectation of some sort of progress. But it also made me realize that I’m still a ways away from the sort of writing I’ve done here on this blog. I still expect to get back into k-dramas, again! Just, right now, for reasons I’ll admit I haven’t examined too closely, it’s not going to happen. Someday (I’m calling this a “hiatus” not a “goodbye”), but not today.

I want to thank all of you — fellow bloggers, loyal commenters, fly-by commenters, new commenters, lurkers — for the incredibly fun conversations and insights and just awesome, awesome support you’ve given me here. It’s meant a great deal. And the outflowing of care and kindness you gave me in my previous post… I was really, really touched. Thank you, guys. Seriously, thank you.

And I want to let you all know, I’ve started up another blog. It’s quieter, more personal. I’m doing a massive reorganization of my home — following the method in the book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” by Marie Kondo — and blogging about it. The blog is called A Tidy Little Journey and if it sounds like something you might enjoy, please do come join me there. (For about half a minute I considered repurposing “Creating Volumes” and doing it here. But it’s such a completely different subject and such a different tone… I’d have to destroy what I’ve built here, which I definitely do not want to do. I love “Creating Volumes” — I want it to remain the happy, shiny place it is. I want it waiting patiently for me to come back.)

So this isn’t goodbye or so long or farewell. This is see you… maybe not soon, or even next year, but someday. Someday.