Tonight is going to be a busy night for me. I’ve spent the last two weeks or so gathering my digital crayons and construction paper, and will try to get the new version of Internet Bard up and running whilst Chris, my dear husband and water quality dude extraordinaire, is off at college getting himself educated for the evening.
I’m a bit tired but still psyched after my first two days at the new job as social media manager at Doe Anderson. I have seen the birds-eye view of the work I’m going to be taking on in the next few months, and it is pretty awesome.
Here is the slightly sad but probably inevitable news: as soon as I get Internet Bard up and running, I’ll no longer be updating That Darn Kat. First of all, in addition to IB, I’m going to be blogging at Social Media Explorer, and most likely the Doe blog as well. I’ve realized that as things stand now, I can do two personal blogs poorly, or one personal blog well. I’d rather do one well.
Another part of that decision is the realization that I need to focus some real world time and attention on my real world relationships–rather than leaning on the social media tools with which I’m more adept–to keep in touch and connected. I’m already doing better about that. I think. I’m sure Jen or Jonna or Daryn will chime in on the comments if I’m deluded about that.
That Darn Kat was not my first blog, and clearly won’t be my last. When I look back, each iteration of my blog has had a particular tone and has covered a distinct phase in my life. Life in Pal was about adjusting to small town life after traveling the world with Chris’ during his Air Force career. Oh, the Drama was about a period of my life that was full of both literal and metaphorical drama (I was the drama team leader at our former church at that time, and it was a particularly tumultuous time of personal drama.)
To a certain extent, That Darn Kat was about my “quarter life crisis” and figuring out who I am, what I believe, and what my purpose is. It was about refusing to keep living out of my parents’ fears and expectations for me, and living out of my own dreams and strengths instead. Because of that, I think it was hard to let it go. But with all the changes going on lately, I think it became clear that TDK had run its course.
So anyway… Lost has had it’s season finale. Grey’s has had it’s season finale, and in the words of Miranda Bailey, “I’ve seen the bigger picture. And I can’t do everything and still have everything. So I have to, uh, let some pieces go. This piece.” Which means that it’s time for the finale of this blog.
Thanks for coming with me so far. If you’re still hanging in there to see what happens during the next part of the story, scoot on over to www.internet-bard.com in a few days.
See ya there. 😉