I haven’t posted in forever, and I’ve really been thinking about the future of this blog. The plural part of Atheist Girls hasn’t been true for a while. I bear no ill will toward Philosophychick or thegecko, as they have busy lives. Philosophychick is starting a Master’s program as well as planning a wedding. Thegecko has a new job and various responsibilities. I doubt they will write here anymore.
I am entering the last phase of my Master’s program. That doesn’t leave me a lot of time to write, although long days in the lab waiting on experiments to finish (while having the laptop handy) might lead to some posts. There is also the issue of motivation. When I began this blog, I was not a new atheist, but I was a newly inspired atheist activist. I was also closeted and needed a place to vent. The blog is no longer useful for venting because of 2 reasons: One, that my family now knows about it and reads it, and two, that I can pick up the phone and vent at any time to my wonderful boyfriend, one of the coolest atheists in the world, Matt Dillahunty of the Atheist Experience. Whereas I used to write blog posts in anger and frustration, now I just talk it out with him. This is good for my mental health, but not so good for the blog. I also read so many good blogs, like Pharyngula, Friendly Atheist, Skepchick, and others. Among all those, they touch on almost every subject that I could hope to talk about, and usually more eloquently than I could hope to say it.
I wrote this to have something to put on here for the summer. Maybe I will get inspired again, maybe I won’t. Since I'm not psychic (if I was, I would be out spending my million dollars), we'll just have to see what the future holds. In any case, the other girls and I didn’t drop off the face of the earth, we’re still alive, happy, and atheist!