Disclaimer: I am not advocating commitment ceremonies to blogs as a ‘thing’. That would be dumb.
Yesterday, for the first time ever, I considered breaking up with my blog.
I just didn’t want to write on it anymore, and the fact that I had to was like, ‘uh seriously! Again? Far out you are high maintenance aren’t you?!’ Which is crazy because I choose to write on my blog, not the other way around, and if I don’t do it for a few days I get all antsy and twitchy. (And really the reason I couldn’t write was because the stories in my head are not my stories to tell, and I was frustrated so took it out on the internet. As you do.)
Rather than acting on the moment and saying sayonara, I realised that this was like any relationship that has been happening for a while. Some days you just don’t feel it. Or your hormones kick into gear and you are suddenly annoyed by everything it even thinks about. (How dare plug-ins need updating?!) So when faced with this overwhelming urge, I did what I would do with any other relationship, and decided to renew my commitment to it.
Except I never really made any commitment.
And that’s when I realised the actual problem. I’ve just been using this webspace for like three and a half years, and my poor blog is all like ‘where is this going? Are you ever going to marry me?’ To which the short answer is no. Because it’s a blog. (And I’m already married), but it’s a fair point and maybe I need to have some kind of commitment ceremony.
And so, in honour of my blog, and my desire to keep our relationship fresh and vibrant, I have composed a vow of sorts. Made up of all the great romantic quotes I could find on google. Because I am the east, and my blog is the sun, and what else do you write when you can’t write what you want to?
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how they love them while they’re alive…*
but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you for ever, every day (Or maybe just a couple of times a week).*
I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.*
I might be the only one who appreciates how amazing you are in every single thing that you do*
…to me, you are perfect.*
Love is too weak a word for what I feel — I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F’s, yes I have to invent, of course I do, don’t you think I do?*
You had me at hello.* (Or rather, sign up, but it’s kind of the same thing right?)
I love you, in a really, really big ‘pretend to like your taste in music, let you eat the last piece of cheesecake, hold a radio over my head outside your window’, (want to update you when you need it) unfortunate way that makes me hate you, love you.*
None of us can vow to be perfect. In the end all we can do is promise to love each other with everything we’ve got. Because love is the best thing we do.*
You complete me.*
And finally, (quote free), I promise to not entertain thoughts of kicking you into cyberspace with my red doc martens for at least another twelve months. I really, really do love being able to write here at will, and especially on Tuesday’s. You’re my most favourite blog I’ve ever owned. 🙂
And to the rest of you, I hope to have something a bit more exciting for you next week. It’s been a little tough here lately, for reasons that can’t be shared. But goofy internet quotes always help.
Have you ever considered breaking up with your blog?
Could you pick where the quotes came from?1.Transformers 2. The Notebook 3. Dirty Dancing 4. As Good as it Gets 5. Love Actually 6. Annie Hall 7. Night at the Roxbury 8. Grey’s Anatomy 9. How I Met Your Mother. 10. Jerry McGuire