Friday, November 7, 2008


I'm kinda back.

Thanks to all of you who sent me good thoughts and left me kind words, it really meant a lot to me. It's an oddly-good feeling knowing that a bunch of strangers were projecting good karma all the way to Boondocks, GA just for little ol' me. Although, I guess I know some of you better than I know some of my best friends!

I guess you never really know if someone's blog writing actually portrays the person at the keyboard, but I like to think that, if it's not quite them, it's someone they aspire to be. Or it's a part of their personality that they don't believe general society would accept.

I have to be honest that mine is really close to exactly who I am, only a little more bold than I am in real life. I have a few friends that read my blog intermittently, but I have one reader who reads me quite often and knows me pretty well in real life. And I love that, because it keeps me honest. I can still be confident, but I'm more honest with you and myself about my personal limitations, flaws, etc.

Anywho, went off on a tangent.

I've been super-busy: new stuff at one job, starting an entirely new second job, beginning wedding planning, moving into a new place, working on class projects, house searching, and dealing with the cop's post-election patrol. This means I've been hormonal, exhausted, depressed, stressed, emotional, anxious... and well, let's just say prayer has been a big part of my life recently. Mostly prayers for the patience not to kill anyone, but some for my sanity too.

So I hope to come back, slowly at first so that I can keep getting things back to some kind of normal (whatever that is), but I at least want to get back to reading the talent on my blog roll. I've really missed all y'all's antics! And there's a part of me that needs to keep writing to keep my reality in check.

Note to Self: :)


K Trainor said...

Welcome back! :D You've been missed, M'dear! Hopefully things will settle down for you soon.

Real life has a way of creeping up into CRISIS mode very quickly--totally understand the need to check out briefly. Pop in and write when you can, don't when you can't. We'll still be around. :)

Franco said...

wow your life seems super busy at the moment, you need to take time for your self.
keep your time

Peter Parkour said...

Welcome back, kinda. =P Never any rush. Take it slow. Give us the quality, screw the quantity. ;) I'll be happy for you when things slow down a bit. I hate that overwhelmed feeling myself.

~alison said...

I understand the incessant busy ness...i miss you, though.

Maki said...

When you're caught in between doing so many things and adding writing a post for your blog regulary can totally lose your sanity.

You are so right, sometimes we need to prioritize things in life.

Rest assure that we'll be here waiting for you:)

Aubrey said...

Welcome back, MJ! We all missed you lots. I hope your life calms down a bit now (yeah, right, just before the holidays).

pure evyl said...

It's good to see you back. And to tell the truth. I am a little crude in real life.

kweenmama said...

Welcome back!

Make sure you take care of yourself, prioritize wisely, and know that your readers will still be there, even if you have to take breaks.

the Grit said...

Hi MJ,

Consider yourself lucky that you have one real life friend who reads your blog. Heck, I can't even get my wife to read mine, not even by mentioning all the women who flirt with me on it! Great, now I'm depressed. Again. Thanks. :)

the Grit

colbymarshall said...

Hooray for being back. So sorry I had to opt out of lunch the other day...we need to get together...let me know when you might be able to soon! Love you!

trailerparkbarbie said...

I'm so happy to see you back that I could almost jump up and down.
ALMOST...too tired in reality. But, I do have enough energy to pump my fist and do a "YEAH!"

kpdwife said...

Hey.. missed you!
Glad you will kinda sorta be slowly coming back :)

Sarah - leohubby said...

I totally missed ya!!! Glad to see ya making your way back!

Matt said... have alot going on right now.

I would be stressed.

nicedaydesigns said...

Glad to hear you're back, and I'm sending good energy and thoughts your way, hope things ease up soon