Where do I begin?
It has been over a month since I posted. There are quite a few circumstances for why I haven’t been here, including taking possession of a new house, organizing contractors and making living arrangements for the next several months, as well as my grandmother breaking her shoulder in a fall that will dramatically change how she is cared for from now on. All of these reasons however are overshadowed by the loss of my Dad, suddenly, about three weeks ago.
I’ve been struggling about what to post. Words cannot sum everything my Dad means to me or how I’ve been feeling. It’s too difficult for me to make my feelings public right now.
Part of me thinks this is a good place to end this blog. It’s been a struggle for me to maintain for some time now, but sometimes I still have ideas and want to write. I haven’t completely decided my way forward.
For now, I think I will put my blog on hiatus, to give myself the freedom and space to deal with what’s going on in my life; to process everything that’s happened and to ruminate on what comes next. Chris and I took possession of our new house last week and have been spending time there working on exterior clean up and meeting our lovely new neighbours. Our next steps involve finalizing our renovation plans and getting the work underway. Stepping back from my blog is one way I can give myself the space I need to cope.
I hope, dear reader, that you will forgive me for taking the break, and come back in the future should I decide to keep this site alive. Thank you very much for your support.
There is no blog law out there that says you have to post each day, each week, hell I go months without a post, but I know exactly what you mean, it takes time away from you. So take the time for you and yours, we will be here when you return ; )
I like ur blog n think that your ideas a fun. All your reader would be able to understand that u are really having a hardtime now and need time to help you heal your eounds n mourn for your loss. Take ur time n come back to write when u are ready. God Bless
I am so very sorry for your unexpected loss, of such an important person in your life as your Dad. Please take very good care of yourself in this difficult time, and know that your loyal leadership supports you in whatever you need to do, whether it is to take a sabbatical from your blog, or to bring it to an end. Whichever you decide, your blog is a great success – I have so enjoyed reading it (including the fond memories that your posts about Norway brought back for me). Thank you! Go easy on yourself 🙂
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