I sincerely hoped that I wouldn't have to take another hiatus from the blog, but that just may end up being the case. Even the idea of shutting the blog down has entered my mind more than once this year. If I do decide to shut it down, no doubt I'll return to blogging in some form or another. It has been a lot of fun having the blog, and I loved writing it. It's always been a good/comforting place for me, particularly on those crap days when you're wondering "what the hell have I done with my life?" It's when you encounter those feelings, you can go online, open the blog, and scan the pages of the past, remembering/reminiscing, talking a great deal to yourself as you say: "oh hey Steve, you went on a great, big world trip of a lifetime, and this is what you have to show for it - nicely done!"
Ah well, we'll see what happens. I think I'll have a better idea on what to do with the blog as it gets closer to graduation.