The other day I got a message from Facebook, one of those forlorn notes dropped in my inbox that said something like,
“We haven’t heard from you lately…”
It dripped with quiet wondering…
Does she even like me anymore?
Is it something I said?
Are we…breaking up???
The next day a dear writing friend messaged me, “Haven’t seen you around lately…” It was so sweet I wanted to hug her through my phone for checking in on me because, let’s be honest, I’ve totally pushed away the business of writing for the entire month of August…maybe a little bit of July and reveled in the delightful chaos of having four children at home for the summer.
See you only get summer for so long. There’s swimming, splash parks, chores, cleaning (ha ha! They LOVED this one!) and visiting to be done. It can’t wait because even now we’ve been back to school shopping and new uniforms are already folded neatly in a box waiting to be worn to school in just a handful of days. Freedom is slowly edging out of the room and the routine of daily education with its own lovely charms is sauntering in, trying not to look like too much work.
Sprinkled on top is the delight of being pregnant again and feeling the desperate need to sleep when my youngest is napping instead of writing as I’ve done in the past. With that you have a nice little holding pattern.
Well, don’t be too concerned, sweet friends. This break from business has been the most refreshing of pauses. I’m feeling that delightful itch to write again, to keep up and to share the excitement buzzing inside of me. I love LIVING life because it winds itself into something magical in your dreams and makes your imagination worth teasing. Stay tuned for more to come!