You may have noticed that I missed last Thursday’s post. There were no announcements or life updates made on social media. I was silent for most of the week and for good reason.
Sometimes unexpected things happen. Life happens. And it’s the only thing that matters in that moment. We all deal with these situations differently. Some might want to share. To reach out to her community. To feel less isolated during a lonely time. To connect and still feel connected to something outside of her situation. And others prefer to keep to themselves. To digest what happened before moving on. To find strength in those whom she holds close. To keep her personal life; personal. And I usually fall into the latter.
Last week I reminded myself time and time again that it’s ok not to share sometimes. It’s ok to have a private moment and just be in it. That there is nothing inauthentic about remaining mum or not making any big sweeping announcements: “something happened and I’ll be back after I regroup.” Last week, writing a blog post was the least of my concerns and social media was mostly ignored. It was a private time. A time to heal and to process what happened. To decide later, once I’ve worked through the emotions, whether it’s something I want or even need to share.
I told myself that when I was ready, I’d be back. And that you would probably come back too. It’s only been a week off, but I’m ready to move forward now, and I thank you for coming back after my brief pause. Let’s get things rolling here again!
Like what you've read? For the next few months I'm changing my weekly posting day from Wednesday to Thursday to accommodate my teaching schedule. Hope to see you here again next Thursday for a new post on creative living!