This is my first post here for some time. It wasn’t that I had forgotten about this or decided that it would no longer be. Since I had decided that I would continue to write, but for the past few months I have concentrated on writing elsewhere. Now before I apologise for neglecting my website for so long. I do have my reasons. Of course I do, for what would life be without reasons?
Without making excuses. Last year was tough on so many levels and I needed to take the time to recover from everything that was thrown in my direction. Health and Wellness and everything in between suffered along with my confidence. I know many people who really went through it and Thankfully some of them came out the other side continuing to fight. I think that everyone when faced with difficulties tries to take stock of their life and circumstances. So I guess I needed a break from what had previously been normal, thinking time to try and prioritize what I would be doing in the future. I still don’t have all the answers but all progress however slow it may be, is progress after all.
It would be very simple to say that I have not written and that was for personal reasons but that would simply not be true. Over the past six months and throughout the last year, I have written something almost every day. Although my writing doesn’t always rock the world, I was on a mission having made myself and a friend the promise that I would do something creative again for me, just one small thing. I had time out from work, although unscheduled it was necessary and so I used this to begin my book of poetry and later self-publish it. I had a handful of poems at the time, but then they came to me and once I began, it was like turning on the tap. By July I had over 100 poems and decided to select around 60 of them for the book. Having edited several times and then given it to a few trusted people to read I published in November. Meanwhile I have been working on my other blog, regularly posting there. I started to write that one in February 2016 and have a small but somehow dedicated followings. It was somehow easier to write under a pseudonym about what was going on and where life was taking me along with observations and photographs along the way during these past few months. That is the place where I can express myself better, with experience we continue to grow and this is the person I am becoming as well as the person I have been. It is not a hiding place for my alter ego, but this side of my personality was almost unknown to me 12 months ago, buried in the past. I have found that it gives me the platform to be honest, more daring and open than I have been previously.
So it took me a while to come back here. Several of my own professional goals were not achieved last year and although I am continue to work on that, at the moment I am taking small steps and moving in new directions. Some things have been on the back burner, they may get moved to the hotplate in time, but when I am ready to do so. I have really good people around who were there for me when I needed them and who continue to push me forward but in different ways to before.
I hope that you will stay with me as I try to develop my writing here too since I am now going to try to split my writing between both blogs, whilst I continue working on my second book of poetry.
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