This will be my last post in this space. Soon, I’ll take steps to password protect this blog and these words, pulling them from public view in a quiet, gentle, fitting sort of way. It feels like now is the right time to make this move. Our lives have changed dramatically from the early days of my blogging and as I wonder about how to move forward, how to carry on with my writing, my craft, and our family life, this no longer feels like a good fit.
I am choosing to end on a high note, at a time when things in our private life feel effortless and easy, a time when the boy is riding high on a wave of success and happiness, a time when it feels like an exciting new chapter is about to unfold.
I am hopeful I will find my way back into my novel in the coming weeks. That I will be able to carve out the time and the space necessary to devote to that hard hard task in between the freelance assignments and the parenting and the responsibilities and the events that so completely fill my days.
I wondered whether I could just slip away unnoticed—one of many bloggers who for whatever reason essentially stops blogging. But I am not comfortable with simply neglecting this space, leaving you to check back for updates that will never come, stories that will never be told. That’s not me. I need things to be said. To be acknowledged. To be somehow official. So this is it. My final post.
There are not enough words to thank those of you who have stuck with me from the beginning, who followed me here from the earliest days of my blogging, and bore witness to our unfolding story. You are family. This blog is a dear dear friend. And letting go will not be easy, but it will be right.
Thank you for sharing my journey. I am grateful.