Yes, I have been a big slacker for quite some time. My personal life is FULL of upheaval right now, and I just haven't felt a lot of energy for blogging here. So many people blog about library stuff on a much more pertinent and consistent level than I do, that sometimes I wonder if I have anything at all to add. No, I haven't decided to retire Cool Librarian, but I guess right now it's just not a priority.
Aside from my crazy personal life, the situation at work has also made blogging about my job more difficult. It's not a happy time at my library, but because I am job-hunting, I don't feel free to talk much about work. This is beyond frustrating for me - first of all, I like blogging about my job, and I miss doing that. Secondly, I would love to be able to let the world know about the insanity going on there, but I can't be the one to do that, unless I want to spend the next few months living in a cardboard box. Suffice it to say, it ain't good.
In spite of all this, I actually have high hopes for 2008. I have a new love, and dare I say that he may be "the one." At my age, I figured that boat had sailed, and I was destined to be that caricature - you know, the spinster librarian with all the cats (cuz I do love me some cats). Professionally, well, let's just say this - if the library job market doesn't open up here soon, I may have to seriously consider another line of work. Since I love school more than just about anything (DORK), getting yet another degree wouldn't be the worst way to spend a few months.