And then, somehow she just knew, it was time to start again

Photo on 2011-12-27 at 23.00

So it looks like I’m blogging again. I mean, here I am, in a “new post” page, feeling ready to roll. It just feels like time.

A lot has happened in the last five months. We stayed in Cleveland. Todd got a new job. Seth got a puppy of his own. Riley is doing extremely well, and we decided to home school Seth too. My sister fell in love and moved to Texas. My dear friend Clarissa died. I wrote almost every day, but nothing for a book. At least I don’t think so.

Back in August, I was overwhelmed in so many ways. I’d kind of lost my footing and needed time to figure things out. Needed to put my own private process first, for the good of myself and my family. I wasn’t sure I’d ever pick up this blog again. Blogging itself had started to feel unhealthy for me. It’s a whole animal of its own, isn’t it? It can buoy you; and it can kick up your worst insecurities.

So I come back to this page a little stronger and wiser, I hope. And more deliberate with my intentions.

If you’d like to read along, I’d be honored. If you think it’s crap I stopped writing here and now I’m starting again, and you never want to read another word of mine, I honor that too.

Wishing you more self-love, more honoring whatever is right for you, in 2011.

Breathe that in.

Let it be.

And so it is.

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

-Maya Angelou

35 thoughts on “And then, somehow she just knew, it was time to start again

  1. YAY!!!!!!!! You have no idea how my heart lit up to see your name highlighted in my reader!

    So glad to read you again.


  2. Gee, I’m not sure why I suddenly thought I’d check your blog today, but I did, and here you are! So happy to see you back again. And that the time away was restorative in some way. And happy new year!

  3. Welcome back!! I too really love the pic you have posted of you and HT 🙂


  4. I’m so happy Michele! Funny but for some reason I was moved to blog yesterday for the first time since last April! There must be some kind of Blosmic pull!!

  5. Something kept telling me not to delete the bookmark for your blog. Every so often, I’d stop by here to check – just in case…..
    It’s so nice to hear your “voice” again.

  6. What a sweet welcome back. I was kind of scared, not knowing what to expect. Thank you so much. All of you. xo

  7. I love when you encourage my self-love, and never tell me I’ll go blind if I’m not careful.


  8. You have no idea…
    Your writing always shows,happiness within the sadness, hope within the hopless. I need to read about others success.
    Thanks for coming back!

  9. You have no idea how delighted I am to hear your voice again. I’ve missed you more than is likely healthy. I got a little pang of sadness every time I passed over the bookmark I could never bring myself to delete. I am so happy that blogging feels right for you again. Thank you for once again sharing your wit and wisdom here.

  10. YAY!! Decided to check in today just like that for the first time and here you are!!!

    WB! Love to you & your loved ones!