I miss you. I miss you terribly (it's been more than a month), and can't believe I haven't written in so long. You're my creative outlet, a place to collect my thoughts and discover how I really feel, a way to retain (and sometimes reclaim) my sanity, and perhaps in a tiny way a small contribution to vegan consciousness.
So why have I neglected you?
Time is part of the answer. My paid job, online shop, declining in physical health kitty, declining in physical and mental health mom, and those pesky never-ending chores of running a household all are guilty of stealing precious time. And sometimes I'm just too tired, or stressed, or too downbeat to let my fingers do the talking, and it becomes easier to flip on the TV or DVD player instead.
Another part of the answer is that writing sometimes feels frivolous, especially when almost all of your readers are part of the vegan choir. Because while I certainly identify as vegan, the term activist doesn't always seem to apply given the little action I actually do (which is why I try to donate financially when I can to those more worthy of the title), and you know what they say about action beating the crap out of words. Or something to that effect, snort.
Also, writing is more play than work for me, and the Calvinist work-before-play ethic drummed into me as a kid still rears its ugly head even when not applicable. Besides, why have such narrow definitions? Reading, for example, could also be considered play, but I've successfully convinced myself that reading is about on par with breathing, and that 30-60+ minutes of reading is an essential daily task. So, with the help of Leo Babauta's Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change, I'm going to try and implement blog writing (though not necessarily posting) as a daily habit.
In short, I hope to be back here (and visiting your blogs) much more often soon! :)