I’ve had a wild couple of years. Not the good kind of wild, where tiny monkeys peek joyfully from behind giant leaves. Not the good kind of wild, where a thousand different flowers cozy together under a hot midday sun.
Not the good kind of wild, but wild nonetheless.
2017 will be different because I am planning to be the most wild thing about it. I will be the tiny monkey, I will be the giant leaves, I will be the thousands of flowers, and I will be the midday sun. I will be wild, the good kind.
Four years ago, this week, I was blogging about names for Frankenstein’s monster. I was posting doodles and poems that I wrote specifically for those who helped us coordinate an effort to provide company on Christmas for those without. I wrote fables about blogging, and made a word cloud of Rarasaur posts. It looked like this:
This year, based on only the posts written in 2016:
It’s a strange thing to watch my blog grow up. It’s a stranger thing to see it stay so very much the same, but perhaps the truth of it is written in the stars.
2017 will be a year of stretching. I am making my vision board, and filling it with wishes and dreams. I am excited for this coming year, I feel it knocking at the doorway and I am eager to let it in.
There’s a helluva year next door, I am sure of it.
Have you ever made a wordCloud for your blog? (This year I used WordClouds.com to do mine and pasted in the actual content of my posts.) I had the actual content of my posts in a word document because I am handwriting a book of my favorite parts. Handwriting it! That was the secret project I mentioned last week. (Be sure to tell me if you have a favorite post you want me to include.) Have you ever thought of turning your blog posts into a book? Oh, and how do you like my blogoscope? Do you think it’s accurate? Give kudos to Sarah, or send her $10.50 and get your own. Did you catch the reference to the ee cummings poem? Did I have too much coffee? Can you guess how many words I wrote for Rarasaur blog this year?