If you’re around or in a group long enough you start to see trends or patterns emerge. They can be done consciously, like following trends in fashion. Sometimes nature plays a part. Put a bunch of girls living together and in a few months our cycle will all be synchronized. We can come together because of our interests or circumstances, and sometimes by pure chance.
If you’re reading this more than likely you’re on my blogroll. And I’m not the first to notice that many of you are on each others blogrolls as well. When I first started blogging many of you were relatively new to the blogging world like me. Most of us are more or less within the same age range and somehow we all came together. Maybe wordpress is our Island of Misfit Toys.
But I’ve noticed some other trends among our little group. It seems like when one is in a funk it won’t be long before a few of us are. And this past year a handful of people on my blogroll went MIA around the same time. A few of you are coming back, thankfully. And this past week I noticed another trend. I know that it’s a new year and a great time for reflection in our lives but it seems like a number of you have written about writing with more purpose and intent, giving more meaning in your entries. And not just stated you would like to do it but are already starting to do so, and I love it.
I love that I get to peak inside and get a glimpse of your lives. I love that you’re all funny and creative, willing to write honestly and put yourselves out there. I’m glad I get to be a small part of this little group, no matter how it happened.