Monday, February 8, 2016

Back From Hiatus!

This post feels a little like going to your high school reunion; you put on your best dress, roll up to the party like you own the place, open the door and shout "Hello, beautiful people!" with enthusiasm all the while secretly wondering if you anyone remembers you and wondering if you really look good or you're actually tool old to be wearing that dress.

*not me, but you get the idea
Hi. I'm back. Welcome back to those of you who are interested and loyal followers and Hello! to all new readers. There are many reasons this thing has been collecting dust for more than a year, the largest and most forgivable being graduate school. The last 16 months have been quite a ride, and I hope in later posts to explain some of why. Suffice it to say that I have remembered that this blog has been good for my soul, and that I have a lot of things to say and need a place to say them. Writing is important to me and I've lost it some recently (except for writing graduate papers, blah). I plan to be back on track with posts, especially as we gear up for a presidential election.

Stay tuned later this week for a more formal update; some of you may be surprised by what I have to say. And yes, that is intended to create suspense and encourage you to follow!

Tonight, I leave you with brilliant words from Julia Cameron's Right to Write:

"We should write because writing brings clarity and passion to the act of living. Writing is sensual, experiential, grounding. We should write because writing is good for the soul. We should write because writing yields us a body of work, a felt path through the world we live in."

Stay pretty,