Back at it: Reflections on Returning to Blogging After a Hiatus

Hello, friends! It’s been a minute since I last sat down to write for my personal blog, but I’m thrilled to be back at it again. It’s funny how life has a way of keeping us busy, and before we know it, time has flown by and life is almost unrecognizable since the last time I was here. Though much has changed, the core of me and where this comes from is still there, buried a bit, but coming out piece by piece. As I sit here now, intentionally carving out time to write in my quiet moments, I’m reminded of how much I’ve missed this creative outlet and the community that comes with it.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been someone who thrives in a state of busyness. Oh the church of busy. The precious hustle and bustle of life has always felt like a blessing to me, and I’ve relished in the challenge of juggling multiple tasks at once. But as I’ve grown older and wiser, I’ve come to realize that sometimes the most precious thing we can do for ourselves is to slow down and take a breath.

That’s exactly what I’ve been doing lately. After a decade of teaching, I recently closed that chapter of my life and have been taking deliberate time to reflect on what’s next. It’s been a beautiful and sometimes scary process, but I’m excited for the new opportunities and adventures that are unfolding in front of me. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t apprehensive, had a looming sadness and even a touch of fear of leaving this part of my routine, but with the uncertainty leaves space for something new.

Part of that process has been returning to this blog. Writing has always been a passion of mine, but it’s also something that I’ve often pushed to the side in favor of other responsibilities. But now, as I fumble my way through putting my thoughts and feelings into words, I’m reminded of just how important it is to honor the words that bubble up, like a constant fountain.

I know that it won’t be a constant stream of posts, and there will be times when I disappear. But that’s okay. Life is a journey, and we’re all just doing the best we can with what we have. I’m excited to be back at it, to connect with old friends and new, and to see where this journey takes us.

Thank you for joining me on this adventure. Let’s see where the words take us.

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