Recently, I was watching a new video by one of my favorite Youtube channels: Andrew’s Game Display. In this video, he explains that he isn’t able to make videos often anymore due to the demands of college, work and life in general, and apologies to his readers for not keeping up with his old schedule. I always liked Andrew’s because he’s a very genuine guy and makes gaming fun and accessible.
When I watch Andrew’s video, I can see that his life his changing. He’s in college now, working full-time, etc. He is transitioning from one life to another. In the same way, I feel I am transitioning too. I was upset about neglecting my hobbies, but when I look at from the perspective of transitions, it made me feel better. I am not being lazy, but my life is changing and that means some of my old hobbies are fading away, while new things occupy my time.
For me, the main changes have been my new job, which I enjoy very much, raising two kids, preparing for ordination, etc. At first, I thought that once Little Guy got older, life would return to normal and I could resume things like Youtube videos, and blogging regularly. The reality though is that it’s getting harder to maintain the blog and I rarely make Youtube videos anymore.
Also, this year I won’t even be able to go to Japan because I started a new job and don’t want to take that much time off. So I won’t be able to talk about visiting Japan. I am not sure I have enough motivation to take the JLPT N1 exam either this year.
But when you think about it, life is just a series of transitions. There’s no clean break, usually, just constant changes and transitions. Looking back, I can see that in the last year my life has been transitioning, but I was in denial. You can never really go back to the way things were, you can only go forward.
Looking forward to the future, I feel my blog will start to wind down more and more. I don’t plan to quit the blog, but I don’t plan to follow a schedule anymore. It’s just not possible anymore. That means I might not post for a while. It could be a long while. It just depends on other things.
But for you faithful readers, thanks for all your support over the years, and I will continue posting interesting things I find, but I can’t promise I will post regularly anymore. Since the blog has been around for 7+ years (February 2008), there’s plenty of content for new readers as well. I wish I could post more and better content, but I hope readers are not disappointed with the changes coming.
Thanks for your patience and please continue enjoying this blog. 🙂