What’s Past & Coming Up!

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It’s been a busy month, summer, year! I’ve been missing blogging, so as we begin wrapping up summer, I decided to return from my (unannounced) blogging hiatus. I have a bunch of fun posts coming up, so if you’re not subscribed yet, make sure to do that now!

I thought, at the start of the summer, that I would start blogging more regularly again, and I made a start one day in April. . . and then I didn’t publish another post all summer. I didn’t have anything new to write about, I was busy, and I couldn’t come up with any blog post ideas that seemed interesting, and so the posts that I did start writing never got finished.

I was in another melodrama early this summer–starting rehearsals only a few weeks after my last show finished!–and trying to figure out college for this fall, plus ongoing struggles with health issues, and just general busyness, I feel like this summer has already flown by! Where did the time go? So when the show ended, late June, I decided that since I had no inspiration and wasn’t writing anything I liked, I decided to follow the advice of one of my favorite quotes:

There was my problem! I hadn’t been reading nearly enough. I read 4 books in the week after the performances were done. It was glorious.

Reading what others have written is inspiring, and about a month ago (after reading quite a few volumes off of my reading list, and adding twice as many back to it) I decided I wanted to get back into blogging, and that I would give myself time to write a bunch of posts, then start up again this month–just in time for school. Eep! Maybe I didn’t think this through. 😉

But in any case, several new adventures are starting this month–my sister is having her baby, I’m starting college and moving into the dorms, out of the only home I’ve ever known (only for a short while–I’ll be back before you know it, Mom!), and closer to my sis and her family, taking new classes and getting back into writing. . . it’s all so fun, and exciting, and scary, all at the same time!

I still have two weeks until I move into the dorms, but I’ve already started packing. I’ve written about twenty thousand lists for myself–many of them duplicates–and I know that if I don’t start packing up little by little long before I need to, I’ll panic and just cram everything into the car whether it’s in a box or not, or I’ll forget everything I really need–or maybe just my shoes. I don’t think that would be too bad, at least. . . *sigh* Too much to think about!

Lucky me, I’m moving less than an hour from home. Really, there’s no reason to worry at all. I can come home whenever I need to get away from school, or when I need to bake brownies again. . . or when I need to get a new book to escape reality, and bring back the one I’ve finished. My own personal little library, tucked away in the basement of an old train depot.

It’s going to be an interesting year. Early this spring I was telling Mom I wanted an adventure–I wanted some change, some excitement. This month will be nothing but change. This coming school year will be more change than I can even imagine right now! New adventures around every corner. So. . .

As I’m getting back into blogging, what have you been missing? Let me know if there are any specific posts or topics you want me to bring back, or write about more!

More about books? More guest posts? Life with a chronic illness? Photography? Recipes? Knitting? Round-ups? Writing? I have lots of ideas and plans already, so why not give me a few more!

Summertime: When all my Instagram photos feature bare feet. . .

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2 comments on “What’s Past & Coming Up!

  1. Writing, please, recipes, and updates on your health (what helps and what strengthens you!) Glad you’re back and I look forward to more posts. God bless.

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