Monday, July 12, 2010

Dear Bloggers

I'm back with a whole new blog.

Me being back brings a smile to my face, allows huge, warming sparks to explode within me! Honestly, I missed blogging, writing and reading comments. But mostly, I missed all of your support.

There is a reason why I stopped blogging, and I wish I could say that it was a happy time, my time away, but alas, it was not.

A take on the softer reasons: school was overbearing. Being Editor in Chief of the magazine, five full blown out classes, and the stress of writing competitions (my poem won first place for Women's History Month. I wrote about Eve), was a handful.

I had fun in school, loved being a part of the magazine but some
times, it was all just a bit overwhelming.

The tougher, touchier reasons: somethings/ people in my life sadly had to go... and I don't mean there was a death, but a relationship just had to go. I was struggling with this decision for an incredibly long time, always fighting with my wiser inner self, giving excuses.

Then, when I had to make a choice whether to stay in Miami or go to a really great school in Gainesville( which meant leaving my family, some friends, and my life here) I was emotionally overwhelmed in my head and heart.

But in time I faced these decisions head on.

I chose to see myself out of the relationship and to leave for school after Christmas.

Tough choices, but in my heart I know I chose the right path. There are no detours, no stops in my coming future and that is okay. because these choices will only help me to grow and to become the person I am meant to be.

These are probably the biggest reasons why I just backed away. I needed time for me.

Last week I emailed Kelly Lyman, an old friend from blogger and asked her for advice on everything that was going on. Graciously, and kindly, she delivered, and boy, did she deliver!

Kelly gave me the best advice I had yet to receive from anyone these past few months. I am grateful. I have made the changes that needed to be made in my life, and I am ready to bulldoze forward with all the strength that I have.

Thank you again, Kelly.

Good news: I never stopped writing. I actually wrote more, opened new doors and tackled new discoveries. Drake is still vividly alive in my mind, and his voice has never been clearer.

Enough about me, how is everyone? How is everyone's writing? I can only hope that your writing has evolved and grown into tension filled, heart spiraling pieces!!!

Breathe. Pray. Believe.
Trust me, it works.


  1. Kelly is great! Welcome back. I'm looking forward to knowing you better.

  2. I'm glad you're back! It sounds like you've had a hard time, and I hope that things settle down and become comfortable for you again. Lots has been going on since you left, but I'm sure you'll be able to pick up where you left off - I'm glad you never stopped writing :)

  3. I'm so glad to see you back. I can completely understand the need for 'me' time. Everyone needs that at some point. It sounds like it sent your life in a positive direction so I'm happy to hear that. You were missed in the blogging world!

  4. I'm so glad you're back. It's strange but I just clicked your old blog the other day, wondering where you were and then this! You have such a positive, open view of life, I'm sure these changes will take you wonderful places in your heart and writing.

  5. Hey! I've been wondering where you disappeared to. I'm glad you're back but sorry you had to deal with all that crap. At least you've worked through it.

    Not much to report. I'm still crazy and still working hard to get published. I look forward to catching up with you now that you're back in the blogosphere.

  6. Yay -so glad you're back. We've been worried about you. Sometimes life does need to have all of our attention. Sounds like you were able to work through the difficulties and come out on top. I like the new blog and so glad you didn't stop writing.

  7. Eva- Thanks for the help! I missed the blogging world, too!

    Tricia- Thank you. I can only pray and have faith that they will.

    Jade- Stay crazy and keep writing! Can't wait to catch up as well!

    Mary- Thank you for your support. I'm sorry about taking so long to send you your books, but I have sent them, so they should be there soon!

  8. Victoria! So glad to see you back into blogging! We missed you! <3

  9. You're back! I'm so happy you're back. Everyone needs time for themselves, time away. And everyone has to make tough decisions. I'm so happy that, you came back to us.


  10. Okay, this is the last time I'm going to try and leave a comment. If you get three, well then, it isn't my fault, it's Blogger's fault. Anyway, welcome back, and thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to getting to know you. And, we all need breaks. I take them all the time. I haven't been kicked out of here yet. :)

  11. Welcome back! We all need to take a break occasionally - funny we call it a break when life gets in the way. Change can be brutally painful, but without it there is only stasis. What's important is you're on your own path, you're back and you never stopped writing. How cools is that?

  12. Yay for being back...I've missed reading your words! We all need a break from time to time, it's so understandable. Life can be quite overwhelming at times...welcome back!!!

  13. Your blog really hits home for me! I am too an inspiring writer and need some help getting started. I also need followers as I am very new to blogging, but I have to start somewhere. I would love some advice :)