Hello and Happy New Year!
Exactly one year ago today, I released the first post on this blog, full of the enthusiasm and optimism that accompanies new ventures. And exactly two months and three days ago, I released the most recent post.
For this, I apologize. My intention, on January 1st of 2013, was that this be a weekly blog.
“Life is what happens” said the great John Lennon, “when you’re busy making other plans.”
In my life, the happenstance is that I work full-time and go to school part-time. At least until this past September. I decided to try taking three courses per semester, which meant that — legally, anyways — I was now a full-time student. Juggling a three-course load with a demanding full-time job was … well … a little hairy. And Library Life Hack became a casualty of my academic pursuits.
I survived. I even got good marks. And I signed up to start three more courses on January 8. Having tackled it once, I’m gambling that I could manage a little better on Round Two.
Library Life Hack’s domain registration came up for renewal four days ago. And I had a decision to make. Do I continue? Can I do it? Do I want to do it?
The answer to the last question is easy. Of course I do. Library Life Hack was one of the brightest spots of my 2013. Despite my embarrassment at falling off the wagon for two months, I’m quietly proud of my blogging adventures. I’ve even gotten to speak live about it to other library folks.
And there are still things — lots of things — I want to try. So, I’m back for another year of kooky life experiments, engineered with library materials. I don’t know exactly how I’m going to do it. It would be foolish for me to promise weekly posts because that’s unlikely to happen. But I will tell you that I’m taking a page from “The 4-Hour Workweek” and looking at the possibility of outsourcing.
There are fresh adventures yet to come. And I’m really glad you’re here.
Happy New Year.