Er… hello?

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.Β  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.Β  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. πŸ™‚

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April 19th marked the one-year anniversary of my blog.Β  When I started all I wanted was an avenue to release all my thoughts so that I wouldn’t go crazy.Β  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.Β  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.Β  I’ve read posts of cooks and bakers, poets and novelists, activists and adventurers, and simple people living simple lives – just like me.Β  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!Β  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.

Β May 2nd marked another anniversary – mine.Β  Yes, I did have a not-so-celebrated birthday which I handled like a little child holding a fragile egg in her hands.Β  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! πŸ˜‰ 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.Β  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.Β  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.Β  Live, love, laugh!

I’m back. πŸ™‚

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14 thoughts on “Er… hello?

    1. I’m kind of glad I feel this way – about the pain – it means that all the losses we hear and see in the news are not just figures, they are people, and the fact that I feel something means that I haven’t gone numb towards these events. Thanks again! *hugs*

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  1. Glad you’re back! I’m sorry about your loss and my condolences go out to his family. It is sad when courageous and special people like him die. I can’t imagine making the decision that he did to serve.

    Congratulations on blogging for over a year! I love your blog. I loved your last few posts so much I went back to the beginning. πŸ™‚ You are a great writer and I love seeing new posts from you.

    Happy belated birthday. I hope you had an amazing day. πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m sure you’re aware that our people don’t really appreciate the security forces, and rightly so, but things can turn around if and when more educated and passionate people join, and he was one of them. I can only hope the the government will do something to put their image in a more positive light so that younger and smarter people will be motivated to join.

      Your opinionated blog is cool, if I may say so myself! And yes, I did enjoy my birthday! Thank you for all the good wishes, I do appreciate them!
      πŸ˜€

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  2. I’m glad you’re back! And congratulations on passing the one-year milestone. It’s definitely an accomplishment, even if non-bloggers don’t always seem to understand why we get so excited.
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend but you’re right, there are still wonderful memories left and we have to keep living and moving forward.

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    1. It’s good to be back – even though I never really went away – I’ve been reading other posts, including yours. πŸ™‚ Yes I do feel accomplished and I’m glad to be part of a huge community where I can keep learning and growing! The best part about blogging is that we are all creating a huge time capsule of memories – many of us around the world – and that is a pretty cool thing if you ask me!

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  3. Yaaay, welcome back! N well, you could hire someone to handle your fan mail so you can keep it coming over here….:)

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  4. Well done! Keep writing, keep getting better… The loss of your friend must be painful, but the lessons you have learnt are priceless. What you wrote: “…and it has made me more aware of the fact that when we are gone, that is all that we can leave behind: memories,” resonates with me. Your writing can also be a legacy….

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