Monday, February 20, 2017

February Update

I've been pretty absent around here, haven't I? It's not just the blog though, I've been pulling back from other forms of social media as well. I've given it a good bit of thought, trying to really understand what's behind it. It's still hard to say. In some ways I think social media makes me feel more isolated than connected - I'm definitely happier since deleting the facebook app from my phone.

But my blog is different. As I've slowed down, I've found myself wondering if I'm running out of things to say. If this blog is coming to an end? But I don't really think it's time This has been such a fun/therapeutic/helpful space. I still love ever comment I get, whether it's someone thanking me for advice about gluten free food in japan, or just my mom saying that my pictures are cute. And having this space to think and write has really helped me process all the aspects of life here, especially in the early days when there was so much change. Often when I was struggling with writer's block I found that I could "warm up" by posting here on my blog, and then get into working on my book. Truth be told, my writing there lately has been pretty slow too. So maybe it's a problem of discipline.

I'm going to commit to a month of regular posting, and see what happens. Hopefully it will me good for me, and for my other writing as well.

In the meantime, here's what I've been up to.

Yet another birthday cake - German Chocolate this time

Dear Starbucks, this is a gross idea!

Godfather (the non-scary kind)

Valentine's Dinner - plus wine and chocolate!


  1. I'm glad you are still going to blog. I would miss it if you didn't. What is in the red bowl at your Valentine's Day dinner?

    1. Aww, you're sweet! It's goat cheese marinated in olive oil with garlic and herbs - SO good!

  2. First time reader and commenter here. I stumbled upon your very helpful PAL System post and was curious for more from this helpful, witty and cogent blogger. I scrolled through post until I noticed a baby - "OH! She has a baby! I have a baby, maybe she has some good babies in Tokyo tips. He's very cute. Wait. That baby looks oddly familiar. I KNOW THIS BABY. I KNOW THIS BLOGGER!"

    What a wonderful surprise!

    I hope you keep writing Wendy! I've only just arrived...

    1. Aaah, hi!!! Your comment made me so happy! Stick around - I really truly am going to get back to regular postings. And let me know if you've got any other questions about PAL System. Would love to see you in person soon too!