Long Time No See

Do you ever not do something for a bit, and it’s not that big of a deal, but then you keep putting it off or avoiding it, and it becomes sort of a big deal? Like breaking up with someone?

Don’t worry, I’m not breaking up with you. But I have been avoiding you. Not you, the reader, but my little blog here. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to check in, but I got a little busy here and there and “I’ll update tomorrow” became “I’ll update next week.”

The longer I stayed away, the worst things got. I always feel like I’m betraying loyal followers when I temporarily abandon ship and the less I write, the more I spiral into a pattern of I’ll-get to it, I-haven’t-gotten-to-it, will-I-ever-get-to-it, they-hate-me. Repeat.

Then I got a new job and a commute from hell along with it, and demands on my time were compounded. I’ve got every excuse in the book; I even stopped checking my i am sf emails because I switched from an iPhone to a Droid and suddenly felt very ancient and unable to handle technological transitions.

But then I did check my mail. And the catastrophe that had been building in my head dissipated as I began scanning my inbox:

“Hi there! I just discovered your blog and I LOVE IT!”

And another email:

“Been checking up on your site daily and nothing new for a good while.. hope all is good! Miss your SFV info!”

Yet another message:

“Big fan of your blog, long time resident of san fer/sylmar area.”

I know I shouldn’t depend on your words of encouragement, but it’s cheaper than therapy and more effective.

Being dedicated to something you love is not easy; relationships (even with blogs) take time, work and passion. But those are the ones with love at the other end when you need it most.

Milk carton template courtesy of sillyscenes.com.

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i am san fernando is April Aguirre, a writer born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. April bounced around the Valley throughout her upbringing and lived outside of California for a quick minute but always felt most at home in the city of San Fernando. To get at April's heart, FedEx puppies to her door, offer In-N-Out cheeseburgers by the dozen or introduce her to a beer tastier than the last.

8 Responses to "Long Time No See"

  1. Jerardo says:

    I think going to the gym would have been a good example.

    It’s easy to keep going when you’re going. Then something happens and you miss a day or two and it’s no big deal. But then that day or two becomes a week, and then a month and you tell yourself you have to go otherwise you’re wasting money and you still don’t go.

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  2. Jonathan says:

    Well glad to hear you are doing good and congratulations on your new job and switching to droid :) And now that i know what is up i can sleep again…hahaha! but yeah, hit us up with new blogs as soon as you get a chance, love reading new and upcoming things about my hood..

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    • i am san fernando says:

      Haha…the Droid transition has been so dramatic! I wasn’t getting messages from iPhone users and the phone is hard to hold! Have you got any new (old) items for sale?

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      • Jonathan Guzman says:

        I always have old new stuff to sell but i decided to get rid of my site since i couldn’t maintain it…. Let me know if you are looking for anything in particular… i always keep on the look out for SFV stuff!

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  3. jenny says:

    Lol! The photo you used.

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