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.