Rather than just jump into a new post today, I do feel that I owe an explanation to you, my wonderful followers and readers, as to where I have been since I disappeared from the blogging world in May.
Would you believe that I have been extremely busy planning a take-over of a Fortune 500 company , or that I suffered a concussion and forgot that I had a blog to maintain, or that I was temporarily placed in a witness-protection program and had to change my name and move to a remote village in northern Alberta, or that I was abducted by aliens soon after my last post and only dropped back to earth yesterday?
I didn’t think you would. But the make-believe reasons for my recent absence are so much more interesting than the pitiful truth, which is simply that I hit a roadblock in the spring and it has taken me this long to figure out whether to either maneuver over or around it or abandon that particular road completely and take a new route.
After a lot of procrastination my middle name I ultimately decided that I don’t want to give up my blogging world and my blogging friends but I do need to write more posts that reflect the reality of who I am today–a woman who is still struggling to find balance and meaning in her life as a widow, a woman who calls herself a writer but is often paralyzed by the sight of a blank screen, a woman who is sad and happy and sorrowful and full-of-joy and pensive and cheerful and angry and calm all in the same day–sometimes all in the same hour!
I have no map to show me the best roads to take in my journey and no GPS to advise me when I need to “Recalculate Route”, so I’m going to fly by the seat of my pants and hope that I manage to capture my navigation of the bumps and potholes and cracked pavement on this winding path we call life in such a way that others will want to share the journey with me.
I love to write humorous posts and will continue to do that here, but I also want to tackle life moments and events such as sadness and grief and write about them with an honesty that I’ve avoided previously. Not every cloud has a silver lining, nor every story a happy ending, but that doesn’t mean those stories aren’t worth telling, and I promise to try really hard not to be overly dramatic or maudlin when I share them with you. In fact, I’ll try to let the stories tell themselves.
Well, that’s enough rambling for today, though. I hope that what I’ve said makes some sense to you and that you will decide to follow my newly named blog.
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