Coping with Change
It looks like February 2010 is a month of change. The Blog Joyful Jubilant Learning closes down, and Joanna Young over at confidentwriting.com announced in a blog post that she’ll give her blog a break till the end of March. I have been following both blogs for quite some time, and enjoyed reading the inspiring posts and the comments. I also tried to participate by writing comments myself, but often I only lurked.
In both cases my first reaction was that of feeling a grave loss – as if somebody would have taken something away from me. But now my feelings tend to go in another direction. What a great time we had together! And how much input and energy Rosa Say and Joanna Young invested in their blogs with their regular postings without making a big fuss about it. When I first arrived at Confident Writing, Joanna made me feel welcomed; I have never met such a friendly atmosphere before. Joyful Jubilant Learning exuded the same friendliness and warmth. So a big thanks to you, Rosa, and you, Joanna!
And now both have decided to focus on other things. They have been giving for a long, long time, and now: who could say that they are not entitled to take? To do what they think is good for them?
So, instead of sulking and feeling bitter and left alone and whatever, I will do two things: as the blogs still exist and are treasure troves full of important, interesting and innovative blogpposts (many of which I haven’t read yet) I will go there and read.
Having read them I will try to learn from them – and put into practice those things that matter for me.