Well, a lot has changed and not changed between starting this blog and now. I am farther on in my “off the derech” journey, which means that my focus has shifted from finding my own way, to helping others at the beginnings of their journey.
I thought about starting a brand new blog, because I want to incorporate my diverse interests and experiences apart from leaving religion. I toyed with the name “Jill of All Trades,” you know, I can attack any problem or idea, and “To everything there is a season”, because priorities change. But in the end, if there is an end, I am still attracted to the blog name I created so many years ago.
Though seemingly esoteric, what “No Before No After” meant to me was that everything is experienced all at once, and it is hard to decipher what came first, what was the cause or effect, while living in the present. And today, I think it means that I have this ability (or deficiency perhaps) to hold various ideas and interests simultaneously, kind of like a Jill (or Jack) of all trades! But yes, I will need to prioritize and find the right “season for everything.”
The great thing about “No Before, No After” is that it already exists! Woo hoo! I don’t have to create a new blog! So now the question is, how to merge my current interests with the old posts. But can I reminisce a little first?