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Absence Makes the Heart Go Wander

I feel so bad that I haven’t been posting here on my blog lately. I’d been doing so well with my strict schedule of a new post every three to four days.  I miss everyone here as well, so I thought I’d drop you a post to let you know I’m still alive.

I’ve been so busy with life, work, kids, two blogs, the election, wondering about life and death, doubting that it is possible to ever find true love, rediscovering old friendships, feeling pains of doubt, paranoia, insecurity, fear, seeking solace in going shopping, seeking solace in going to the eye doctor, blah, blah, blah. As you can see, I’ve been busy. With life. I know that none of this is relevant to any of you, but the more excuses I list the better I feel about not having written an official post here in such a long time.

Today I finally got tough with me, and told myself that I have to write something here tonight! It has been a week since my last post, and as with many things in life….you can become out of habit with things. Even things you love. Life is work, and so is this blog. But nothing in life comes easy, I guess.

Now I’m sure I sound like I’ve been dipping into the chardonnay….but I assure you I haven’t. I’m just in the midst of my usual midlife crisis-mode. With a touch of sadness. And a whisper of exhaustion…actually a great big loud yell of exhaustion.

In summary, it’s been a long day, and this post is making even me depressed! I’ll have a better post soon, if I can fit it in after the eye doctors and before I take my mom out on errands. But whenever it happens, it will DEFINITELY be before the chardonnay. Or not.

About Fortyteen Candles

oh, let's see...distinguished Gen-X'er, frustrated writer, suffocating in the confines of a small town that thinks it's a big deal. A few years ago we were home to the second largest Walmart in our state, don-cha-know. Oh, and I was voted "Most New Wave" in my senior high school year book. Actually, that last sentence alone is really everything you need to know about me.

34 responses »

  1. We’ve all been there. I’ve been ignoring my NaNo novel and posting on my blog under the influence of Nyquil. Life happens and your readers will still be here when you return. Why wait on the chardonnay? It sounds like a bit of luxury you might need now. Hang in there!

    • LOL…I love your remark that you’ve been ignoring your NaNoWrimo to blog under the influence of Nyquil. That sounds like the beginning of a great story. I agree about not waiting on the chardonnay. However, it’s a little too early at the moment. I’m planning to announce a group chardonnay blog fest soon. Seems like we all need it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. I hear ya… I’ve been on a dry spell recently, aside from a local news anchorwoman who died of leukemia 2 DAYS after she was diagnosed…29 years old. So sad. Been kinda blah.

  3. Glad to see you back at the keyboard!

  4. Lordy, you took the words right out of my mouth! What a shame we have to feel guilty al the time about what we don’t do instead of feeling proud of what we DO do.

  5. I would suggest after the chardonnay–meet you back here at 5 (and remember, it is always 5 o’clock somewhere!)

  6. Just take you time, do your “life” stuff. We’ll all be here. And I vote for chardonnay induced blogging too! 🙂

  7. Breathe. A few days off wil not ruin anything and might make you feel less pressured. Actually, writing usually makes me feel better … depending on what I write about, but I guess that’s pretty subjective. Hang on in there. We are all still here!!

  8. Don’t worry…you’re just human. Maybe you just need a little break. Hang in there! No one is going anywhere. I’ll still be here!

  9. I am right there with you! It has been such a busy month. But I have some Pinor Noir we could share! 🙂

  10. I`ve been better than I usually am in terms of post-frequency lately, but I can already see the way December is laying out that there`s no way I`ll be able to keep up same pace. No need to feel guilty about it, is what I say.

    Regardless, I always look forward to your posts, be they daily, weekly, or whatever.

    • Thank you so much! Glad to hear it’s ok to let life get in the way sometimes. Maybe it’s proof that bloggers aren’t robots churning out bland content. Take a break for inspiration! Thanks, again 🙂

  11. I hear ya. I’m in the same boat… but no chardonnay. Just some Sam Adams Light…

  12. From Twitter: “@bonniegrrl: @SeanSandulak @annewheaton: A lot of the crafts from my Star Wars Craft Book was inspired by my fave ’70s crafts!”


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