So, I’ve been away for too long, haven’t I? Sadly I think I got too comfortable with my occasional hiatus, and somehow days turned to weeks and its been over a month since I wrote! It’s not that things haven’t been happening, it’s just that somehow I’ve not been motivated to write. Blame it on boring routines, stress, a few twisted relationships, whatever. I can’t put my finger on it. I just realized that the longer I waited to figure out the reason, the longer I sank into this black hole that I created for myself.
Today I just attacked the keyboard and decided to say something, anything at all. This is partly because I knew this running-away-from-myself game had to end, and partly because a few friends had begun to gently nudge me in the back to get back here. So for your sakes, and most importantly for my sanity’s sake, here goes nothing!
And thank you. Yes, you. You know yourself. 🙂
April 19th marked the one-year anniversary of my blog. When I started all I wanted was an avenue to release all my thoughts so that I wouldn’t go crazy. I was holding in too much emotions and too many thoughts that I felt like I was going to burst from the intensity of it all. I did get some motivation back then to start, and you can find out about it HERE.
While blogging I’ve met incredible people around the world who not only entertain but challenge, support, educate and motivate. I’ve read posts of cooks and bakers, poets and novelists, activists and adventurers, and simple people living simple lives – just like me. I learned so much from them and in so doing I began to evolve in my writing as well, though I hate to admit not so much as I would like! However at this point, I would like to dedicate this one year anniversary to ALL my readers, followers and all those whose blogs inspire me to accept the person that I am, one post at a time.
May 2nd marked another anniversary – mine. Yes, I did have a not-so-celebrated birthday which I handled like a little child holding a fragile egg in her hands. I actually wanted to do a birthday post and give some wisdom quotes so you could appreciate my grey hair a little bit more, but I was so busy replying fan mail that the day went by in a flash! 😉 The next day I was back into my wormhole and well, I’ve stayed there until today.
I lost a friend of mine last week while he was in the line of duty. In spite of the pain I felt I was reminded of the good times we had, and it has made me more aware of the fact that when we are gone, that is all that we can leave behind: memories. The best thing I… we can do for ourselves and for our loved ones, is to do the things that make us happy, and create opportunities for people to be happy as well. Live, love, laugh!
I’m back. 🙂