|Taken by my Sweet Baby on our anniversary!|
If we were all in a room, I'd give everyone of you a BIG hug! Simply put, I've missed you! So, where have I been? Why the blogging hiatus? Well a few reasons:
Made a MAJOR move!
We moved a couple of weeks ago from a small town to a BIG city! Same state but completely different. I went from a town in which we had to drive 30-45 minutes just to visit a Starbucks in a grocery store to living in an "urban village" setting with Starbucks right below our balcony!! My husband expressed the magnitude of this change best when he pointed out that we moved from a county with a population of about 63,000 people to a county of 900,000! That being said, I really love it here! Leaving a town that has meant a lot to me over the past 7 1/2 years was emotionally gut wrenching....I think I cried every day for two weeks. Not that it was a sad move, it was just difficult to move away from so many people that I love so much! Our final Sunday at church, I just wanted to curl up in the fetal position on a pew!! But oh how rich with friendships my life is!!
Needed a break.....
One thing I absolutely DON'T want to do is just fill empty space.....not in my life, not in my closet, not in my conversation and not on my blog. I want my posts to have substance, not merely be a bookmark until my next decent post. I had to step back and just STOP TALKING (if you know me at all, you know this just is NOT easy for me. I am a non recovering talker!!) until I had something meaningful to say. Now I realize that often what one considers meaningful another may consider dribble; but at the very least I'D like to believe what I'm posting is meaningful. Does this make sense? So! Head cleared. Break taken. Feeling more focused.
"Super-size that Inspiration and give me a side of fries with that please!"
Do you ever feel COMPLETELY uninspired? I mean like where you think, "DANG! I don't have an original idea in my head!" Well, I was definitely at that point. Or maybe the opposite was true...maybe I was OVER inspired. Looking at endless blogs and magazines and just loving it all.....some mornings would find me standing in front of my closet scratching my head with a deer in the headlights look on my face. It's like being a confident and avid reader and suddenly looking at a book and feeling illiterate! Wait, I know I know how to read, but why aren't these letters forming words?!?! I guess in a nutshell, my issue was that being over inspired left me UNinspired; so I had to find my inspiration again.
And I think I have.....as I'm sitting here in Starbucks (Hello!!! Who AM I?!?!), drinking my coffee and listening to This Christmas by Donnie Hathaway, I have a big smile on my face which to onlookers may seem like a psychotic grin!! But that's okay...I'm feeling cute, feeling the music and feeling nothing but love for all the wonderful people in my life!
Post title lyrics: Someday by Sugar Ray