The Long Lost Blogger

by Tara Agacayak on April 18, 2009

Hi! No, I have not fallen off the face of the planet,  but I do feel like I’ve been hibernating since last fall.  I tend to do that in the winter.  And during my hibernation I’ve been doing quite a bit of work over at Intarsia Concept (IC) which has restructured my work-life in general.  I’ve also been doing tons of tweeting both as myself and for IC.  So I guess I haven’t really been hibernating, just more active in places other than this blog.

And it’s not so strange I suppose to have taken a break from this blog during a time when I’ve been doing lots of personal development.  Not so strange seeing as how this blog has been a personal space for me and in the time spent working on myself (so to speak) I haven’t had much to say in this space.

Most recently I’ve signed up for two blogging courses as well as a life design course.  And what is interesting is how all three are intensely introspective and seem to mirror each other.  Or at least I’ve approached them that way.  And what I would like to share from these courses is that I now see how all the projects I’ve been involved in that previously seemed disconnected are actually connected.

In a nutshell, I have come to see that my analytical strengths, combined with my training in psychology and information technology, my experience organizing and analyzing data, my joy in working with creative people, and my passion for individual self-reliance all boil down to this: I get great fulfillment in supporting the development of creative endeavors.

Besides arriving at that understanding, I have also affirmed the following during my hibernation:

  • I love working from home,  but only if I have a support network so I don’t feel alone
  • Blogging and tweeting are great outlets for my need to write, share, connect and support
  • At this point I don’t know how I would go about finding a regular job so I am thankful for the dawning of the Conceptual Age because now I think there’s hope for my urge to work the way I do
  • Turkey has been a great catalyst for my personal development
  • I could have chosen the path of interior decorator when I was13 instead of psychologist and probably would still have arrived at the same place
  • You can use the same laptop for over seven years if you have a husband who helps you max out its components
  • Waiting two years for an orchid to bloom is totally worth it

And now that I can say that, it’s time to get on with it.

Anyone one else recently out of hibernation with life-affirming revelations?

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