If you haven’t noticed I have been quite silent on the blog and Twitter the past month or so. This post is to explain to you all what has been going on (I’ll try to keep it short-ish).
This past June has been a June like no other. I took Peanut (my four-year old daughter) on her first vacation ever to Vermont, the week of her birthday, and even got to visit the Ben & Jerry’s factory. Yum! While we were up there I also had a chance for the first time to meet my Twitter friend Amy (@LongWritingRoad) – which was wicked AWESOME!
There has also been a birthday party every single weekend, including Peanut’s birthday party, plus some family members’ birthdays scattered about the month. I swear if any of my other friends have a baby/babies in the month of June I’m going to go bankrupt next year. *giggles like mad*
And on top of all the regular June mayhem I am currently going through a divorce. As some of you may unfortunately know how emotionally draining it can be. Recently, I have adopted an outlook to take the negativity and push it away. I don’t have time to sweat the small stuff. Although I still have my days, I feel like I am slowly coming back into myself and a routine.
Speaking of routine….
Oh how I’ve neglected my writing… from the bottom of my heart I wish I hadn’t. It only made me feel more guilty and depressed. The first time I sat down to write two weeks ago was the first time I had been truly happy in the last two months. I haven’t been writing every single day, but it has helped to have a community like Twitter that is so encouraging to fall back on. Without them nagging or cheering me on I’m pretty sure it would have taken me a lot longer to start writing again. So I want to thank all the people who have supported me and gave me the push to get in gear.
Then, just when I thought the June mayhem had calmed and things were starting to get back to semi normal, my best friend had her twins July 5th – a whole month early! There were lots of happy tears and oohs and aahs. As a friend once(or twice) put it: women turn into instant mush upon seeing a newborn baby. Mush, mush, sap, sap….. their tiny toes and little fingers… they are absolutely adorable! Well played, my friend…
Anyway, I have a lot of work to catch up on and more real life obstacles to hurdle, but writing won’t take a backseat anymore. I still plan on having this first draft finished by the end of July – even though I’m way behind schedule (self-made deadline).
Write with you soon, lovelies!