You may have noticed that in the last year my activity on my blog slowly dwindled from posting just about every day to a couple times a month with very little activity overall. When Covid first hit I was pretty active in attempting to orchestrate group chats on Zoom and reaching out to friends by phone and text especially as the isolation blues kicked in. It was hard for me to be stuck in my house but socializing online seemed to help me keep my sanity. That all pretty much came to a crashing halt in May 2020 when my husband and I separated after I learned of devastating betrayal. To put it lightly, it crushed me. I’ve been blessed to have a few people in my circle who knew and were able to support and encourage me as I walked through the grief and setting up a new life for myself, but my social media presence dwindled and my reading and blogging almost disappeared completely. Praise God I can gladly say that I am now in a much better place physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I moved out of NYS and now call PA home. I have a new supportive church family and a job that I can support myself with, and very soon I will be moving into an apartment of my own (selling my house was no problem, finding new housing was another story lol).
For the most part I have been very private online. I know that for many people who knew me locally it appeared as if I disappeared off the face of the planet, (and I know that the truth has been kept hidden as well), but for my own physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health it was best for me to move out and move on. There are people I will miss, but I also have to admit that I am also happy to be free from there.
I am very glad to say that so far, PA has felt like a breath of fresh air. It was a good move for me and I can already feel my tank filling back up. I’m enjoying my new job and friends, and I’ve been very happy to be able to get back out in my kayak several times which has felt like medicine to my soul. Although I’m still far behind on reviews, I’m reading again and it makes my heart happy. The inability to focus on reading has been a struggle but I’m glad that I can now enjoy it again. I’ve even been able to relax and read from my kayak, which is quite amazing if I do so say so myself! 🙂
So what does this all mean? I’m coming back! It might take me a little while to get back in the swing of things, and I DO still have a lot to catch up on, but I have missed blogging more than I could say. My heart is happy to get back to it and I’m ready to reconnect with the bookish world. Please have patience with me while I work on building my new normal, but know that I have missed y’all and I promise I haven’t disappeared for good! Thanks for your continued love and support, and for those who have been walking this road with me the past year, I hope you know how blessed I am to call you friends <3
Let’s get back to the bookish life!