After Christmas each year, it's a process to find places for the gifts that I've received. Sometimes it takes a while because I need to get rid of some stuff in order to make room for the new things.
That same process applies to my calendar as well. With the start of the new year, I wanted to be open to trying some new things, like working out at the gym, starting a new Bible study, volunteering in the church nursery, and other various activities. I thought I had done a pretty good job of "cleaning" out my calendar to make room for these new things, but it seems that I didn't clear off quite enough time. In my calendar's defense, I've also said "yes" to a lot of last-minute, one-time events like movies and shopping with friends. The effect of all that has been a blog that has remained empty of new posts for most of the month.
As I get used to the new schedule, I'm hoping to get back to blogging more regularly. I've pondered a lot of things this month and hope that I can process them more through writing about them in the future. In the meantime, please know that I haven't forgotten about blogging; I'm just trying to carve out a block of time for it.