So…it’s been awhile.

After a 7 year break, I decided to dust off the old laptop and jump back in. A lot has happened in the past 7 years. I started this blog back in June 2011 initially as a way to work on creative writing pieces. Once in the WordPress community, I discovered there were so many possibilities to express my creativity beyond mere words and used this blog to experiment with various artforms.

One thing that I truly enjoyed during the 3 years of activity was the community and support I found through this blog. Not long after creating this site, I had family issues to work through and this blog became a significant way for me to work through the grieving process after my grandmother became unexpectedly ill in the summer of 2011. Her health and livelihood quickly degraded over the next 8 months until she eventually passed away in the spring of 2012. During the time, we never received a solid answer as to what caused her downfall and I had to step in and help take care of her for most of those 8 months while also holding down a full time job.

Looking back on that time, not only did the grieving process take longer than I’d like to admit, but I wasn’t happy with my career either. I had a good job that utilized my skill sets-and I was good at what I did, but I didn’t have any particular ambition. To some extent I felt I was going through the motions and just floating along. This blog was something that gave me focus, and I did publish a few pieces of poetry during this time- as well as create a spec script that I entered into a competition.

Once I gained traction with my writing, I was spending less time on this blog. I had started to find some direction in terms of my personal and professional growth. In 2015, I switched jobs and have quickly progressed forward in my current organization. Which is great, but I put a pause on creative pursuits during this time. Now I’m at a point where I’ve found some clarity in my professional growth, and am now ready to resume creative growth.

So- I’m back. I’m not sure right now how often I’ll post. My goal is at least once a week.

I’m curious how many of you who never unfollowed me are still active here on WordPress. In time I’ll visit your blogs and get back into the WP community. I hope you’re all doing well and staying healthy in these uncertain times. Hasta luego!

Eerie red/orange glow of the sun at 4pm – Fall 2020.

2 responses to “So…it’s been awhile.”

  1. So nice to have you back, Nicole. I was wondering about you the other day because I was reading an old post of mine and there was a comment from you. I hear you about how life gets in the way of life sometimes, but you are so right that there are so many ways to be creative with our blogs. I find it fills an important need in my life, even though that need keeps morphing on me.

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    1. Pat! So good to hear from you! I’m glad to see you’ve stayed active here. I’ll defintiely head on over to your blog this weekend to catch up. While I’ve used some of my creativity on the job, I’ve been kicking myself for letting this blog lapse for this amount of time. Yes, those needs keep morphing. In a lot of ways I’m coming full circle to my past self and I think this blog will help fill a need to forge ahead. Thank you for stopping by!

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