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The past few months

Sunday, December 7, 2014

When I started this blog a year and a half ago, I didn't have a clear idea what it would be about. But writing has always been a creative outlet and for many years I have wanted to carve out space in my life to do it on more regular basis. Our move to New Zealand allowed me the time I needed to establish it as a habit.

When we arrived in New Zealand, we were run down and burnt out. I knew that it would be important for me to focus on the rich and beautiful things in life... the noted moments that made me thankful. In the about section of this blog, I made a point to indicate that perhaps someday I would delve into the less-than-lovely bits of life. But this was a time to celebrate beauty. In doing that, I have tried to be honest and transparent, including some of the trials and tribulations we have faced along the way. But for the most part, noted moments has been place to be mindful of the good things in this broken world.

It has been 76 days since I have done any writing. I think that I have been (subconsciously) unwilling to alter my vision for this blog... and since I haven't been able to pen genuine words of thanksgiving, I simply haven't written. There are a myriad of other valid reasons for my inability to write (including a three month stint of vagabond living... with four kids) but the most honest explanation for my hiatus, has more to do with my distaste for sad and complicated things.

It would take a significant amount of couch time to uncover the root of my "unwilling to deal with sad things" issue - but quite frankly, I don't have the time or energy for that. So for now, in lieu of therapy, I am planning to write about the things make me happy. Despite all the uncertainty and sadness that has marked this season, there is (in fact) a great deal to be thankful for. I will be writing about those things.

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