During the last week of February, my life began to fall apart- yes, that is a tad dramatic. I was getting hit both personally and professionally- one thing after another. It wasn't just one or two situations that spiraled out of control, but 10-12 situations, each of them getting progressively worse as time went on.
While I love my blog and I love writing, I really needed to take time for myself. I needed to deal with the situations and I needed to take care of myself- which means I did very little outside of the situations. Out of character, yes...but I needed that time to care for my mind and soul. It was a lot of cups of tea, reading and watching Netflix.
I am so lucky to have so many great friends who reached out to me during this time. They provided laughter, hugs, positive thoughts, advice and, at times, distraction. I was reminded how much I am loved and cared for.
Late last week, I was dealt a major blow...the worse of them all. This is an on-going situation, with no end in sight. But I am taking care of it and I have faith that it will eventually be resolved. Again, I am so lucky to have such a fantastic support system around me. I do have my ups and downs, but for the most part, I've been able to maintain a positive outlook.
I am working towards resolving all of the outstanding issues and, not only starting a new chapter, but a whole new book. I'm starting with a fresh page, a clean slate, a new beginning. I'm still in the draft stage, no plot yet, but it will eventually come to me and I will begin to write.
Metaphorically speaking, of course.
On the literal side of things, I have begun to write again- hence this blog post. More will follow in the coming days.