Phew! A month-load of blogs done; time to pause to breathe and have dark chocolate

At last it is January 31, and time to wrap up my January blog-fest. 31 days, 31 blogs, and boy, am I tired! This is the third year that I’ve done a one-day-one-blog through January, and this year has been the toughest so far, possibly because I tried to go deeper inside me, and do a full sweep of an entire section of my life. There have been days I’ve been slumped inert all day because I had dredged out memories that hurt…

But the effort has been worth it.

I am often amazed about the fact that I blog about anything at all, given that I am an introvert and a very private person and the concept of blogging is a diametric opposite of this. But then, being a very private person, and quite lacking ambition, I have nothing to lose by admitting things and opening up.

This time, the blogging has also helped me achieve a neater wrapping up of the past, freeing me up from emotions and memories.

And while I don’t have any ambition in the normal ways that ambition is defined, I do have a core of energy and a great need to do things I want to do and that I feel must be done. Like the site I have started for caregivers of dementia patients in India, which I hope to continue enriching…

I will be blogging again, of course. Updates. Meandering thoughts. Sharing about work I do. And who knows, maybe a few months from now I’ll do a blog-a-day for a week, if for nothing else then just to experience this tremendous relief of posting the wrap-up blog 🙂

But now, after having done just over 51,000 words of blogging in these 31 days, I think I’ve “earned” a break; maybe, some time to explore and rediscover creativity and fun? Paint apples purple. Draw wobbly cows in yellow crayon—-unholy cows, of course. Sing out loud without bothering that I’m besura. Eat chunks of dark chocolate.  BTW, if I draw an apple as a triangle, color it purple and call it a bananaberry, is it still an apple?

I suspect I’m sounding like an exam-over-am-still-hysterical person rather than a somber person wrappng up a bunch of serious blogs with a dignified consolidation message 🙂

Which showed it truly is time to take a rest from blogging….till I get bitten by the blog bug again.

Dark chocolate, here I come…

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About Swapna Kishore
I'm a writer, blogger, and resource person for dementia/ caregiving in India. I have also been a dementia caregiver for well over a decade, and am deeply concerned about dementia care in India; on this blog I share my personal caregiving journey, my experiences as a resource person for dementia care, and musings on life, aging, dementia in India, and such sundries. More about me and the work I do for dementia care. For structured information on dementia, for discussions, tools and tips on caregiving issues, for resources in India, and for caregiver interviews, please check my website (or its Hindi version, For videos on dementia caregiving (English and Hindi), check the youtube channel here.

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