Monday, June 23, 2008

Down for the summer

Perhaps you've noticed that there hasn't been much going on over here. I've been busy. First, there was a marathon of work-related travel. Mixed in with all of that have been days at the new home of some friends who moved out on the edge of town onto three acres of riverfront property. Personally, I think the place is a bit of heaven. Orioles and bluebirds and woodpeckers and pelicans and egrets and cranes....my, oh, my the birds! It's amazing! The place is so void of street noise and city sounds that the birdsong is amplified tenfold, and is interrupted only occasionally by the howl of a pack of huskies from the neighbor's yard next door and the longing wail of a train whistle on the other side of the river.

And....at the end of the summer I'll be moving into an apartment on their property!

My life is full of good things, and yet, I know there's still so much more waiting for me if I'll open myself up to it. I have some work to do to get there. I've known for a long time that one of the steps I'd need to take is to stop blogging, at least for awhile. I've felt guilty about "abandoning" what for awhile felt like community to me, particularly two and three years ago when my life was on the verge of some big changes and I had isolated myself from supportive people who could push me in the right direction. Many of you who still drop by here to read were a big part of giving me that boost to change. And my life is very different as a result. But, there are ways in which I still use blogging as a less than adequate substitute for the true intimacy I want, but honestly struggle to seek and receive, in the relationships I have. That's a habit I want to break. I want to quit hiding behind this brick wall here and start showing up more with the friends I have.

So, I'm dropping out of the blogosphere...for awhile anyway. I'm going to leave the blog up because I would like to return and use the space as an outlet for writing, but for the next two months, I won't be hanging around here or on Facebook.

I'm grateful to you all. I don't know where I'd be right now if I hadn't started writing here.

12 comments:

What Now? said...

Blessings to you on your journey!

Songbird said...

May you find the openness you seek!

Rev Dr Mom said...

Have a wonderful summer--and I hope we do see you around from time to time.

cheesehead said...

We'll leave the light over the sink on for you.

(((((Linda)))))

New Kid on the Hallway said...

Have a wonderful summer! Hope to see you again!

peripateticpolarbear said...

I'll miss you.

jo(e) said...

I'm a big believer in summer vacations. I hope your summer is productive and healing.

Katherine E. said...

I'm sad that you won't be blogging, Linda, but very happy that you're moving to a wonderful place and are set on moving forward in other ways. Blessings, my friend.

Kathryn said...

Go well, my friend...have a wonderful summer.

timna said...

I'll miss you, too, but looks like you're ready to go on!

Sue said...

Many many blessings to you Linda!

Mary Beth said...

Wonderful. Many blessings to you on the journey.