To my dear, darling Internet,
Maybe you’ve noticed I’ve been a little distant. Blog posts have been less frequent. I’ve been MIA on Twitter. My Facebook page has been a bit neglected.
I’m sorry, Internet. I know I’m not paying as much attention to you. It’s true: I haven’t been myself around you lately.
And I have to be honest and tell you the reason I’ve deserted you over the last few weeks. You’ve probably suspected it…
…there’s someone else.
It’s true. My first love is back and wooing me once again. And I just can’t resist.
I’ve always been obsessed. My first love is irresistible, you know. I just can’t control myself. She – yes, she – is warm and alive. She infuses me with joy. And best of all, she likes it when I get dirty.
So who is this alluring being that I have been spending all my time with? Ok, here it is. I’m going to be totally, completely honest.
I have been cheating on you with … Mother Nature.
I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it!
Every spare moment I’ve had, I’ve been with her. And we’ve been creating beautiful things together:
Some parts of our relationship are a bit high-maintenance right now. They need lots of attention to flourish:
I mean, really. What’s sexier than shade gardening?
Where are all the pretty flowers, you ask? Oh, baby, I am JUST GETTING STARTED.
So you see, I have to take advantage of my time with Nature while I can. She’s fickle, and every year she turns her back on me by fall. And then deserts me altogether in winter.
It’s very sad. You’d think I’d learn by now. But no, I just keep coming back for more. Every year.
So, Internet, please try to understand. I do care about you, I really do. I’ll still be around, I promise. But Nature came before you, and she has a special place in my heart. Please don’t hate me. Please believe me when I say…
…it’s not you. It’s me.
I’ll always care about you,