Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Weekly Blotter: There and Back Again

Trying to come back here and write on a regular basis can be hard when you have gotten out of the habit.  There was once a time that I was here every week, sometimes multiple times a week to share the books I have been reading and just to talk stories in general.  In fact, I did it for almost ten years.  Then, life happened and my plate became so full that something had to go.  My life threw me a curveball one right after the other, and writing became an after thought.  Reading did too.  Over the last year, I have really pushed to get back to those things I love:  words in all its forms.  Writing and reading is just an integral part of me and when it is not there, I find that a piece of me is missing.  I am slowly getting back to both, first a little writing for myself and a freelance gig here and there and a habit to move towards audiobooks to get my story fix when the physical books cannot.  I see improvement every week, and I finally feel that hole being filled again.

Today, I am here.  I am hoping to once again resurrect this site, to have some bookish conversations with old and new friends, and to nurture my little corner of the internet with all things I love.  My goal is once again to share something one day a week.  I have other plans up my sleeve.  Plans and dreams that I finally have the courage to pursue, and I hope to share those with you here as well.  In the meantime, I leave you with my life in pictures.  Enjoy!





YOUR TURN:  If you are an old friend, help me catch up with you.  If you are a new friend, tell me how you found me and how I can find you.  


  1. It really IS hard to get back into a writing routine but glad to see you back! No pressure, though. We are all doing the best we can do and that was even before COVID.

    I've managed to keep my blog up but mostly because it's my only creative outlet at the moment so I seek it out. It's not that much work for me. Feels good. My world is currently being rocked by college Musical Theatre auditions for my daughter. Finding programs through a virtual format and having to audition through Zoom is such a pain and a challenge too. Over 15 schools applied to and now we wait.

    Reading is going well though after a brief slump when all this hit back in March of last year.

    1. Ti ... So glad you stopped by!! We really are doing the best we can, especially during a pandemic. I feel like my creative outlet needs have increased so much over the last couple of years. Maybe because I have been denying it for so long, and it is just wanting to burst out of me these days. I love it!

      Good luck with all the auditions and applications! I love that your daughter is involved in theater, and enjoy catching your pictures every now and then on Instagram. It's so hard to believe how quickly your kids have grown since I first started following you.

      Take care, and I will be over soon to say hello!

  2. I have also fell out of the habit of writing and reading and my blog has been neglected as a result. I've found myself listening to music far more than I ever have before. Spotify tracks your listening and sends you an end of year report and I apparently listened to 103k minutes worth of music. lol I really would love to rediscover my love of reading though. Something to work on this year. :)

    1. Bonnie ... I am so glad I am not alone! I listen to a lot more music and a lot more podcasts these days than I ever have before, which cuts into my reading time. I'm trying to find that balance once again and feel like I am slowing gaining ground.


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