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Greetings from Second Blooming land! It has been a while. Mmmm...quite a long while. Uh, yes...7 months. Wow, really? What is up with that?
I have been negligent. Many reasons for this. I think it's time for my favorite form of punctuation. That's right...drum roll...bullet points.
Gretchen has not been blogging because:
- I feel that I have nothing to say. Well, I've had much to say, just nothing that I think anyone wants to hear. I'm certain that you're all sick of listening to me whine. I'm feeling boring.
- I've been feeling like everything in my world is out of my control. Self, work, family, home. SOOO much to do, and so little time, and I get so little help. Just overwhelmed.
- Yes, overwhelmed is a good word. Worth repeating.
- Once you stop blogging, it's very hard to come back. You keep thinking that you'll do it tomorrow. And I kept thinking that I needed to come back with a bang, with something scintillating and exciting. Not just my usual rambling. Like I'm doing right now.
So in summary: No blogging because...boring, overwhelmed, stuck-in-a-rut.
So why am I here now?
I miss y'all. I really do.
Plus, over the last month or so, I've been trying to take back control of my life. I've cleaned and organized and paid bills and purged. I've been on a tear. I have now sorted through every closet, drawer, shelf, and cabinet in our home. I have thrown out bags and bags of junk, and donated an entire Prius full of stuff to charity. It's been very healthy.
So I'm back. For now at least. I'm feeling that I finally have a little freedom and can get back into some kind of groove. Probably nothing scintillating, but...I'll see what I can do.
All I really need is a little encouragement.
Ah! Did I say "Encouragement"? That just happens to be the topic of this week's Spin Cycle, hosted by Ginny Marie at Lemon Drop Pie!
So leave me a little encouragement here (we actors are so needy). Let me know if there's anything you'd like me to fill you in on. Then head over to Ginny's and give her some encouragement too.