Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I think I'm back...


I don’t know whether or not anyone is still reading my blog – not that there has been anything to read since last summer. Because I always enjoyed blogging, I made many resolutions to get back to it, but I never seemed to follow through, and the longer I put it off, the harder it was to imagine posting again.
In a way, it was like falling off a diet. Once you take the tumble, you just say to yourself: “What’s the point of sticking with this when I just don’t have the willpower to carry on?”
Not that I’d describe my failure to post as a moral lapse. This period of not blogging stemmed from that Slough of Despond experience most of us go through from time to time. Quite frankly, sometimes life just overwhelms you and you don’t have that much to give to other people.
What opened the way to writing this post was being forced to go over several years of blog entries while compiling a CD of family photos, and I ended up being surprised by all the art I’d posted. When you’re not in a good frame of mind, you don’t think you’ve accomplished anything worthwhile. Then when you really think about it, you realize that probably the most important thing with communication can be distilled into these three simple words: just show up.

18 comments:

Godelieve said...

Welcome back!!
Sometimes you can surprise yourself by going through old blogposts, and see everything you created.
I hope you will enjoy blogging again.

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

I never forgot about you! Welcome back. I pray this year is a better one, for art, blogging, and inspiration, everything!

Lisa PN said...

Welcome back dear lovely Susan!

I always check your blog for new posts as you were one of the first blogs that i started reading, so happy to see you back!

big hugs,
lisa

A bird in the hand said...

You're on my reading list so I knew you weren't blogging, but I think of you often.
Glad to see you back!

spindelmaker said...

So glad to have you back! Are you coming to Artfest this year? It´s the last year she´s gonna do it, so it might be a good way to kick-start the creative feel-good again :-) Hope to see you there!
And if not, hope to see a lot of you here on thye blog :-)

Caterina Giglio said...

very glad to see you pop up in my side bar! welcome back! xx

Ronna said...

Welcome back Susan. You see -- we all missed you!

Katie_Bolinger said...

Welcome back. This is going to be a much better year.

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Oh I AM so pleased. I love the artwork on your return post. Brava, can't wait to see more. XXOO

Karen said...

How good to hear your virtual voice again Susan. WE all care about you and missed you :)

martha brown said...

I'm so glad that you " just showed up" ... I've missed you... But then again, I've always known that you were there, waiting. :)

Sandy Michelle said...

Well said and I just love your piece! I have the opposite problem with blogging in that I always wonder if and when I will ever stop or at least take a break. Welcome back!!

Sandy xox

me again said...

This blog post is a wonderful inspiration!

Irene said...

So glad to see you back. Love your inspiring words and artwork.

Janet said...

You were where I am - you described the journey better than I could. Glad to see there's a way back AND that you came back.

Ginger said...

Very happy your back.
missed you on your blog.
hugs ginger

JK Gent said...

Yoo-hoo!!!

Ganga Fondan said...

My Artopian Connection:
Lol. Boy can I relate to what you wrote. My mom helped me to sort all of my things and I began to file much of the writing projects that I'd worked on over the years and was so shocked to see the progression and care that went into it all. It motivated me even more to continue to express and share many of the ideas. I'm glad you discovered "Just show up". Sending you smiles across the miles, friend!!

Ganga