Sunday, December 02, 2007

The end of an era

I do believe the end of this era arrived long ago. A look at the scarcity of blog posts over the past months is sufficient to prove this. I guess I’m just accepting it. Yes, I’m finally accepting that it is time for me to close down this blog.

I’ve been reluctant to just do it, and close it off, because it has been through this blog over the past 2 years that I have rediscovered my love of writing. I haven’t been posting- I haven’t been writing much at all, actually- but the desire to write remains a fire in my belly. I will keep writing, but not here. It’s time to start on some other writing projects, which have been percolating for too long.

I’m a bit sad about this, because this blog has been such a neat experience for me. There is a lot of me on here, and big pieces of my journey have been traced. It’s kind of like looking through a photo album and reliving important events, experiences, seasons and relationships; it’s a neat personal record of two years of my life. I suspect that even years from now, I will look back on it with sentimentality, gratitude, and a bit of a patronizing smile, remembering the person I was in my twenties.

I may blog again at some point in the future, it’s actually quite likely. But this is the end of Up From Here. Before I close it down though, it’s important for me to thank those who have read the rambling thoughts of Jennifer MacDonald over these few years. I can’t thank you enough: first of all, simply for reading my thoughts, secondly, for your gratefully received comments, emails, and words. I’ve been humbled by those of you who have faithfully returned, even after my months of delinquent posting. Thank you!

And I guess, that about wraps it up.

7 comments:

Andrea said...

:(

I've always loved your comments and insights, especially how you've written them here. I guess I'll just wait for live discussions now. ;)

Andrea

Jamie A. Grant said...

"Another one bites the dust..."

Heh. I've seen dozens of blogs come and go, and yet I still stand...

Good for you, though. You made good use of this blog whilst it lasted and it's fine to move on. You had some fascinating and revelatory stuff on here...

jshelley78 said...

its quite sad that "Up from here" is, um, shutting down... :(

rk said...

thanks for sharing your thoughts here. i guess there really is a time and season for everything under heaven, even blogs, so i wish you all the best my friend.

Donnie Scearce said...

I can't believe it. But I too wonder if there isn't a time for everything. So, whatever your other writing projects are, go for it (them?). You do have a gift of writing insightfully about your own journey in a way that makes the rest of us reflect on our own. And God knows we need those reminders in any way we can get them.

Donnie

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe it! I knew Heather when i was little!! We used to go to Word of Life camps!! They look like a beautiful couple now.... I'm getting married in December and am so excited.

Anyway, should you get this post now that you've stopped blogging, could you tell her Daniel said hi. I'd love to speak to her after 12 years or so!!! P.s. She might have to think hard about who i am although i did catch a train once all the way up there to visit for a week!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog and now I wont be anymore. I guess I will find out from your mom how you are doing. Take care
From Connie McLellan (good friend of your mom's)