Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I'm Baaaaaack!!!

And with a new theme, to boot! What do you guys think? Did you miss me?

I have to say my Lenten fast went rather well... Granted, I cheated several times, but the point of the fast wasn't some legalistic endeavor to stay away from cyberspace. It was more or less a chance for me to let go of some things that were tying me down to a certain extent. I had become so wrapped up in an online social world that I forgot about the one that was right next to me! The Internet will always be there. College won't, so I figured I had to try and live a little more.

I had a wonderful time and a great Spring and Easter Break. I spent time with my family and friends, and in general the past 40 days have felt very good. Like any other season, there have been trials and struggles and sins and mistakes... and it's been kind of liberating for me, not feeling obligated to write about them all here! That being said, I'm glad to be back now, and I have plenty of things to write about.

I just have to figure out what I'm going to say now. Over Lent, I had several nice meditations about family, loneliness, calling, marriage, the Church, and the creative process (by the way, I'm starting a new novel. Asher of the Desert, love it though I do, is on indefinite hiatus). I can't wait to start putting my pen down some more and speaking my mind. A little silence was good for me, but that's only because I can now contrast it with my voice.

Hope you all are well, and still realize that I'm around despite the break. Comment and say hi, and tell me what (if anything) interesting happened over the past 40 days!

7 comments:

Silus Grok said...

Welcome back!

Glenn Houtchens said...

Welcome back, Jay! I spent some time on 2nd Life, among other things, talking and witnessing (a little) to atheists and others I met there. Found the Labyrinth, but thats a whole 'nother story.

Glad to have you back and look forward to hearing the stories and ideas you have saved up over the break.

Glenn

Pete said...

Glad to see you back, Jay.

Brandon said...

Jay, thank goodness you're back! I was finding your shoes kind of hard to fill. :)

Okay, so in all seriousness, I'm glad you're well and all. And I really like the new look for your blog (green and blue are my two favorite colors). I think the background for the heading is really pretty.

So, anyway, God bless, and good to see you back. The world's been missing your voice.

Brandon

pursuegod said...

Hey Jay--welcome back. Glad you had an enjoyable 40 days. :)

Jay said...

Thanks for the welcome back, everyone! I'll have something written soon, I'm sure.

Joe said...

Welcome back Jay.

Was the 40 days and 40 nights anything like the movie :)