I thought I was done blogging. I thought I didn’t have it in me, anymore. But, I was wrong. I just didn’t have it in me for Such Simple Pleasures anymore. That blog had been poisoned. My in-laws lurking…it ruined it. I just couldn’t be ME anymore. I couldn’t talk about ANYTHING, anymore. So…I started blogging less and less. Until, I wasn’t doing it AT ALL anymore. Not even visiting my friends. My wonderful friends. I just gave all of you up.
But last night, at 4 in the morning, I woke up from a dream. Actually, I was rudely awakened by my cat, rolling over my face and biting me but that’s neither here nor there. I was dreaming that I met Tara from If Mom Says OK. My mind made up what I thought she would look and sound like. And…in my dream, she yelled at me, in a heavy Southern accent…to start blogging again.
So, I decided I was going to. Only, I’m leaving SSP behind. I’ll miss it but, I have to move on. I have to find my voice again. And I wanted a clean slate. So…here I am! And…I’m back!
I promise to try to visit your blogs, at least twice a week. I have to still work for my dad. But, I’ve missed all of you!! And…I’ve missed THIS!
Well, I’m honored that you came by to invite me out to play. Blogging is therapeutic you know and who needs more therapy than those of us with wacko families?
I’m excited to see where you go with this one!
Thanks for the link hon, I’m so glad to see you’re still blogging!! 🙂
Tara R. says
Oh Mel! You made me cry! I’m glad you came back. We so need to meet in real life!
Ms. H says
I hope it’s okay that I snagged your blog address from your comment on Tara’s blog. I’m always looking for new blogs to add to my addiction..errr…collection. *grin* I LOVE the title…rockanddrool!!!! Considering I am 6-full days and 2-half days away from the end of the semester…rockanddrool about sums up my state of mind!!
Thanks for sending the new address. Love the name! Would you like me to link it on my blog, or would you rather remain anonymous for awhile?
Mel, I’m glad to see you haven’t given up on blogging. You do an excellent job on your blog posts, and even though I haven’t commented very much lately, I’m still reading every single post. Hang in there.
Remember my motto for life: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
Be who you are Mel, and don’t let anyone or anything trample you down.
I was worried about you! But then again I am a major worry about kind
of person. I like your brand of straight forwardness and honesty. Many
blogs are just not real life. Your real people and thanks for inviteing me
to your blog! Can’t wait to read your blog, I’ve been missing it! Now tell
me what you gonna do with the kids this summer, I need major ideas
for my tween, or it’s gonna be the longest summer on record!
Wow-congrats on your fresh start.
I’m glad you’ll still be around!!!
Welcome back! So glad you’re back!! Amen to fresh starts!!
the planet of janet says
YAY!!!! you’re here! (or there… or somewhere)
do-overs are always legal! welcome back.
welcome back!!! I am glad you are finding your voice again…..blogging is very therapeutic!!! can’t wait to start visiting with you again, you have been missed!!
I’m so glad you are back. I hope the lack of family eyes will allow you to regain your voice & share freely.
I’m glad you’re back!!!
I will start my blog soon… I promise….
Glad you can find a new home.
Missed you! I am looking forward to reading more from you:) Especially the non-censored stuff!
Karen MEG (Pomtini) says
I’ve been thinking about you, and I hope you don’t mind that I found your address from over at Caffeine Court.
I’m glad you haven’t stopped blogging. I know, it is a very fine line, and I am hesitant sometimes to share with my IRL friends that I have a blog. It does tend to stunt the creative process a bit when you’re afraid that your writing may be taken out of context or way too personally. I am so sorry that your other blog was “family-jacked” that way.
I hope you find this place a better one for you. It is nice to have a fresh start and I’m sure you’ll hit your rhythm again soon.
I love your blog name BTW!
And we have missed you!
Mr Lady says
And there are COMMAS and PERIODS. My little girl is all grown up. Welcome to the dark side, sister!
I share your pain. Any given day I feel I’m ready to throw in the proverbial towel that is blogging. 🙂
dysfunctional mom says
I’m so glad you didn’t leave forever!!
Glad you’re back!
Around The Funny Farm says
I am so glad that you are back!