Monday, May 25, 2009
Sixth Month Musings
It's been six months since that fateful night when I decided, rather impulsively for a contemplative person like me, that I should really be starting a blog. (Ok, not a first blog, but a blog with more potential staying power than my numerous other blogs.) And now I've been doing some serious thinking.
See, as the sixth month anniversary of my blog started to show up on the horizon, I had a good reason to think back to the start of this blog. It was all very complicated.
It started when my company gave their staff a purim present: a $36 gift certificate to a local seforim store.
I sort of forgot about it. I buried it in the back of my drawer and figured I would do something very un-enthralling such as buy a CD or two. Then, it was erev shavuos, and I was passing by the seforim store. I had to be somewhere a little while after that, but I had a few minutes to kill. So I opened the door and went inside, just to look.
There was this big display near the door, of a new book that had just come out. The name was intriguing, so I picked it up. Miracle Ride? I looked at the subtitle. Someone fought a disease with humor? I was sold. I pulled out the then dusty gift certificate, and I broke my own rule about buying books rather than waiting to borrow my friend's copy. I was completely fascinated by the book, enough so that I actually went on to discover the blog.
I checked back on JAP's blog often enough, and then, one day, there was a post that mentioned diabetes. I commented on there, and then, in the ensuing commenting conversation (mostly between Little Sheep and myself), I decided that I would start a blog too.
In all honesty, I'm not so sure I would have started my blog had I thought about it a bit more. And if I had realized the extent to which blogging would take over my thoughts, I highly doubt I would have started. But I didn't, so I did.
Now it's six months after I originally started my blog, and I am confronted with a new dilemma. You see, my company gave out gift certificates again...and this time I better watch my step. I simply don't have enough brain capacity nor time to start another hobby that will consume so much of both of them.
But that still leaves me with the original question: what should I do with my gift certificate?