*tap tap tap*
Is this thing on?
It seems like it has been eons since I have visited this place.
What was once my sanctuary, my outlet, and my respite has spent what seems like forever on the back burner of my life.
So much has happened in the weeks and months since I have stepped away. I look forward to carving out the time for sharing it all with you.
This space and this environment has taught me so much about myself and what is important to me. I discovered that in my isolation and loneliness as an only parent, I learned to use this environment as a shield.
I could let you all in, but still keep you at an arms length.
I could share with you my triumphs and trials, but still control the vulnerability within.
You supported me through my struggle with a special needs child.
You cheered me on as I chose new paths.
Some of my nearest and dearest friends are women I connected with thorough here.
I still check in on each of you, reading the stories you are still sharing. I see your children growing and prospering, I see you taking on new challenges in life and sharing your personal growth and success. I miss you, and I hope to be back soon.
Until then, for those of you that are still here, thank you.
I hope we can reconnect soon!