08 January 2011

Adieu

Today marks the tenth anniversary of RUAWAKE.  And today is the last post on RUAWAKE.

I know, I know.  I made a lot of promises at the beginning of last year to make it a great series of final posts, reveals, et blah blah blah.  I like to think of myself as a woman of her word, but life moved pretty quickly in 2010, and this blog fell through the cracks.  Sadly, it will go out more with a whimper than with any sort of bang.

Back when this all began, before blogs were blogs, RUAWAKE was a website.  Full-on HTML/FTP to update, multi-paged website.  Then a computer crash and an OS upgrade, Fetch became difficult, and the great guy who built my beautiful website got out of the web design business. I felt it rude to keep calling him when something went awry.  Pathetically, while I have a modest understanding of code, I really only learned enough of it to insert a return, make something bold or italic, blink or strike-through.  And so, I moved it over to Blogger.  It was hard to say goodbye to my website, which I truly adored, but it was time for a change.  And it is time for a change again.

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Ten years ago, I had so much to say.  And there were only a few of us with websites dedicated to rants and wonders and mishaps.  Today, there are so many wonderfully unique voices saying so many wonderfully unique things, I prefer to sit back and read than chime in.  I still have things to say, just not always the time to say them the way I want, then the moment passes.  I just caught a glimpse of the plethora of drafts that never made it to post here.  It leaves me a bit melancholy. 

I thought about making up for that by posting through 2011, if only for myself. But I realized the same thing would occur.  Whether I want to admit it or not, I've evolved out of this space, this space I loved so much, which brought so many great connections, laughter and joy.  The wonderful online community will never cease to amaze me.

I still blog.  Once you start, it's harder to stop than crack.  You can find me at Project Elegance, my personal/professional website as well as a blog for my film.

For those of you who have stuck around since the beginning, you have my heart and gratitude.  For those of you who have found your way here at all, thank you so much.  It is hard to say goodbye, especially in this manner.  But, sometimes one just has to let go and move on.  And so I shall.

I wish you a wonderful and amazing 2011. 

Much love,
Sandra