Clearing the Cobwebs

cobwebThis blog is collecting dust, I know. And the time has come for me to address it. There are cobwebs in the corners and dust bunnies burrowing beneath the banner. Never have I been away for so long. Never have I neglected my own little slice of cyber real estate for such an extended period. And it’s beginning to show. And I feel terrible about it! And I miss it! I miss writing and I miss interacting with those of you who visit.

Truthfully, the reason for my obscenely excessive absenteeism is simple. I have not had the brain cells to spare. Or at least it feels that way. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ve been working at a new job since January while taking evening classes and it is consuming every ounce of energy that I have. I love the job. And I’m learning so much in my class, and I am ever-so-grateful for all of it. But lately—when it comes to sitting down and writing—I have found myself tapped out creatively.

A few of you have been so kind as to send emails telling me that you miss me and asking where I’ve been… checking my vital signs and encouraging me to continue writing. I hope you know that I’m not abandoning this effort by any means. I plan to keep writing for as long as I have things to say that people might enjoy reading. But I do hope those of you who like stopping by, will indulge me this brief hiatus… for now. I hope to be back at it this week or the next, but I promise I WILL be back.

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13 thoughts on “Clearing the Cobwebs

  1. Sandy says:

    I am sorry to say that I haven’t checked your blog for some time, no reason, no excuse!! I’m happy that I happened to see your post on Facebook. I promise to check back soon so clear out the cobwebs!!

  2. JT says:

    Life ebbs and flows Joanna, finding peace with that is OK :-). I think that you are the one who puts so much pressure on yourself. It is okay to relax… sometimes, and when you have the time and the energy plus the motivation your writing canvas will be waiting patiently and without judgement. Hope you and Lee had a Blessed Easter.

    • Thank you JT. Sorry to be so long in getting back to you. I hope your family had a blessed Easter holiday as well… though that was literally MONTHS ago!! UGH. Too long. Not sure if I’m back yet, but I’ve done a little writing… We’ll see if I end up posting anything. Take care. Hope you are well 🙂

    • Thanks Renee! I have actually been reading your posts lately about being stuck and finding balance and they have been very inspirational. I just haven’t commented b/c I happen to have read them while I was at work and on my iPhone. Anyway, thank you for the encouragment… both here and in what you write!

    • Thank you so much! I have missed being here. I hope I can back to this soon. Except for the random post here and there… I have been almost completely gone from the wordpress world. I miss all of you. Life is OK. Currently in a period of waiting and I HATE IT!!! I might post about it soon. Haven’t decided yet.

  3. Donald Miller says:

    I have a knack for saying, or in this case writing, what I think. It usually causes me grief. My repeated praising of your talent is I assure you *not* flattery. Just a few days ago, I got a Ph.D.-holding professor seethingly angry at me when I suggested that his online videos could be better and that he might want to make some improvements. I generously went on to give him some pointers. (He had absolutely no appreciation or gratitude for the input, by the way.) I suppose his students don’t imply that his inane banter wastes valuable teaching time. In *one* of his particularly lengthy replies to me, he could have summed the whole message up in a mere two words—an action verb followed by a personal pronoun would have gotten the point across just as effectively.

    In any event, as you know I at one time thought I had a bit of a way with words. Perhaps it’s a sign that I’m improving that I no longer hold that view of myself. Ahhh, but your talents remain robust, even after a break. As I was reading along—a bit jealously, I’m ashamed to admit—I was thinking: This is a really good writer—
    “cobwebs in the corners and dust bunnies burrowing beneath the banner.” and “obscenely excessive absenteeism” are phrases I would never have thought of using had I written the update. 😦

    • Hey Donald! I’m sorry I have been MIA for so long. I am just returning comments. Finally finished my class and will hopefully have a bit more time. You DO have a way with words. And apparently a knack for pi$$ing people off 🙂 like the professor. But hey… you just keep being you and making the world a more interesting and colorful place 🙂 Nice to “see” you again. I hope I can get back to this.

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