Thursday, May 30, 2013

I'm Ba-ack...

Okay, when I said – way back in March of last year – that I was going on a “break,” I didn’t truly know what that would ultimately mean.

I knew I was suffering from blogger’s burn-out, and I thought that my writing energy might better be directed elsewhere.

What I didn’t know is that I was one-quarter of the way into a year that would pull me in all kinds of angst-ridden directions. A year that would interrupt any peace I’d otherwise feel by presenting me with crap I could not ignore.

And I’m not talking about trivial crap. I’m talking about the kind of stuff that creates depression and the immobility that accompanies it. I’m talking about the kind of stuff that results in the loss of a friendship, or what was perceived as one. I’m talking about the deaths of loved ones and outside my immediate realm, the constant din of what happens in the world. When politics and prejudice preclude intelligent decision-making. When carnage on an elementary school campus is somehow insufficient fodder for a change in gun laws.

2012 sucked on all kinds of levels, and although 2013 has been “quiet” by comparison, I feel like I’m still recovering.

I may, in the weeks ahead, share a few details from annis horribilis, but I’ll also be keeping a lot of it to myself. Privacy is something I value above most everything else, and for me, the challenge of blogging always has been to straddle that public/private fence strategically.

… Besides, you don’t want to know everything!

So, I will return to my routine of a fresh blog on Thursdays and reruns on Mondays. Hopefully, I can keep up with myself.

I also hope to keep up with you. I have not visited a single blog since last March, and that is a reflection of my distinctly Libran ways. I am fairness-driven, and so I felt that if I visited some, I’d need to visit others. Likewise with commenting.

(God, I’m tedious!)

(Hopefully, I am also entertaining.)

I look forward to interacting again, and I thank you for dropping by!


Sioux said...

OMG! Can you tell I shrieked this like usually only a 13-year old girl can do?

Katie is back! Yipee. Yes, you're entertaining. No, you're not tedius. And yes, we're so glad to get any scraps you are willing to share with us.

(I'm still high from seeing Khaled Hosseini tonight. Sorry.)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Welcome back!

Deb Shucka said...

I am sooooo glad you're back, and that I have your writing to look forward to on a more regular basis. You always express life in ways I completely agree with, and yet haven't realized I did until I read you.

You know, I think last year was a harder-than-usual year for a lot of us. There must be some sort of universal sorting out going on right now.