Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Uploaded from Frame Artist, a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.
Have I Worn Out my Welcome?
It's an old-fashioned expression for sure but it might be one that many people should start thinking about.
On 16 Sept 2010, I purchased a new mat for the porch where my front door is that resembled pebbles and was quite gray and granite looking. (See the upper left photograph taken on that date). [Blog post about that!]
That first winter here was a harsh one. This past winter was not. But, with the condo I live in, they are supposed to maintain the outside of the house and we asked for the porch floor to be re-stained and the railings repainted. I found the Welcome mat on the ground after they left and it looks so worn out, I decided I'd better replace it. (See the upper right photograph taken this morning)
I couldn't find the exact same mat and it is because I bought it at Target, not Walmart. Is my brain wearing out that I didn't remember where I bought it?
Well, I like this new one too! Not everything can remain the same. Some things wear out faster than others.
Even blogging changes. I have tried to "roll with the times". In this, the last year of my professional time as a genealogist, I look forward to retirement in December. I don't want to be one of those that "takes up bandwidth" as the younger people say.
I am finding it harder and harder to be part of the crowd. Some aspects of the social side of genealogy are counter to my goals. I tend to keep to myself and do my research and gravestone photography. I am not much of a conference goer. I like the online webinars and the community of Facebook and Twitter better than face-to-face.
I think I tend to wear out my welcome. We'll see what shakes out in the coming months.
In the meantime, the Welcome mat is out. Let me know what you think....
Posted by Midge Frazel at 11:26 AM