It’s been a little over a year since I last posted anything on this site – and I’ll admit, there were times it nagged at me…why bother having a blog if you’re not going to write any new content…why keep it live if there’s nothing new to share…what would you tell a client that had a non-active site?
But it’s never been about business for me, not with this site at least. I know I have some updates to do, some old links no longer viable in the area of the site that holds some of my professional writing clips. I’ll clean it up eventually; it’s not especially important to me at the moment.
I’ve spent the last year on an inward journey. I often used to write about what was on my mind and in writing it out, I sometimes came to a resolution or at least a different way of thinking about things. And I shared what I learned or now was considering about the matter. That hasn’t much interested me this past year. I felt like I had a lot of my mind and really wanted to dig deep and figure out a thing or two – and I have.
There’s a lot I still don’t understand, and a lot I just don’t like but for the most part, I’m in a place now in my life where joy has become a predominant theme. That doesn’t mean tough stuff doesn’t happen still but I’m processing it in different ways and have a firm grip on what matters most to me.
In many ways, it meant letting go of what no longer serves my life. That can be a hard thing to do, but it’s a necessary one in order to move forward to new experiences and less constraints – and I’ve done that.
It means holding fast to the people and experiences that mean the most. Making more time for an ever-expanding family and, most of all, for myself.
Time for me to explore, to venture into new waters that once seemed daunting and to trust the happiness I feel – and as I do, I may just start writing more again, to share some of the things I’m continuing to learn along the way and the joy that I feel. I hope you will, too