When I posted an entry on January 18, 2016, I did not know then it would be my last post for a while. Back then, I had plans of running a series for Black History Month (February), Women’s History Month (March), and National Poetry Month (April). Back then, I had plans to post every week on something related to reading, writing or spirituality. But…
–a short story deadline;
–increasing responsibilities at work;
–my mother’s health;
–a publishing deadline;
–and managing a non-profit
all combined to take over my life, causing me to not only abandon my blog but other responsibilities as well.
When January closed out, I still had hope that I could maintain my planned posting schedule. By mid-February, my hope was shaky but the intent was still there. When February ended, my intent to post had died and poor ole hope (I think I can! I think I can! I think I can!) was on life support. At the beginning of March, I faced reality. I had no extra brain cells to even think about composing a post, let alone searching for graphics, proofing and responding to comments. Feeling sad, really sad, I threw in the towel.
God spoke to me during one of those “dark moments of the soul” (of which I’ve had many lately) and I am happy to report:
–I finished my short story;
–I quit my job;
–my mother’s surgery was pushed back to the fall;
–the publishing schedule (for volume II of Voices from the Block) is on track for a June release;
–my non-profit work is back on track.
So here it is, the end of April and I am so happy to say “I’m baaacccckkkk!” and boy have I missed you all!
In scanning through my Inbox I see I’ve missed some really great posts and I can’t wait to read them. It may take me a few weeks to totally catch up, but thank you all for being diligent in providing great content.
I don’t know what the future holds for me and blogging, but I do know that for now I am grateful and happy to be back in the blogging community. I really missed you all!