Thursday, July 08, 2010

Summer project

Dear Powellhurst,

I don't know how to tell you this, but I want to see other blogs. A few weeks ago I started quietly posting on a summer blog that I am calling The Peacock Project. It is my attempt to combat what I know will be an ugly summer and fall at work. It is my place to celebrate what it right, positive, beautiful and important in the world and makes my life happier even though I feel like a lone miniature pony carrying the load of two dozen pack mules at work. Last year, during the same period I spent more drives home than I'd like to count crying, my blood pressure went up, I developed a slight twitch in my eye (I wish I were joking!), and I lost 20 lbs (which have been subsequently gained back). Obviously, this is not a recipe for health and happiness, even if I was happy to lose some girth. So, in an attempt to, as his purple badness would say, "get through this thing called life" (or maybe just the tail end of 2010), I am forcibly channeling my inner Pollyana and accentuating the positive before the negative eats it away completely.

You have been here for years, and I will always come back to you, but I need something fresh, maybe even funky fresh. I don't know. What I do know is that I will still be posting here, but if you would like to come hang out with me and my new bird, I'd invite you to stop by.