Hello, Again, Hello

It has been two years since I last posted to this blog. So much has happened, but I won’t go into all that right now. Suffice it to say, I feel like I am beginning a Neil Diamond song, as I make this return to writing on my blog. “Hello, again, hello. Just writing to say, Hello.”
I planned to begin writing in January, starting out with new goals for the new year, but it still took me almost four months to gather up the courage and the determination to actually write something. Guilt, fear, hesitation, inadequacy, unimportance… so many negative thoughts kept me away.
When I began my blog, I was inspired by another blogger and fellow genealogist–Michael Lacopo. Today, Matthew McConaughey is my inspiration.
I was in Walmart when I saw his new book, GREENLIGHTS. I read his words on the inside flap and was instantly hooked. On page 2, he wondered, like I am wondering right now, who would care whether I write or not. I am sure all of Matthew’s fans will be reading his book, though. After all, he’s MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY!
For me, though, maybe that’s not the point. Maybe the point is… I enjoy writing–poetry, prose, family history articles, lesson plans, Power Point presentations, whatever. Do I have anything to say that is worth reading, worth learning, worth sharing? I don’t know. I hope so. I guess time will tell.