Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A New Beginning. Again.

If you've followed this blog at all over the years, you know that I've had my fair share of stops and starts. There are always several factors involved each time, but the end result is that I just stop writing for a while. And then eventually I start again. And stop again. And... you get the idea.

That's just the way things go sometimes, and I've learned to accept it. And each time it happens I do my best to make it a learning experience, and be happy with the opportunity for personal growth. Because as frustrating as it might get sometimes, there will always a bright side. You know that.

So I take the time that I need, and I work through it, and then I start again. Because that's what you do when life gets you down.


And so that's what I decided to do. Again.

As I sat down last week and started thinking about writing again, it occurred to me that it had been a while since I had checked in with ABC Wednesday, and I wondered where they were in the current round. Of course (because that's just always the way things seem to work out) it turned out that the new round was about to start. Perfect! So I decided to take it as a sign that I was meant to participate. :)

I don't know if I'll finish the round this time, any more than I know if I'll stick with any of my current plans. But there's a reason that the "get back on the horse" cliche exists. You have to do it. Usually several times. So here I stand, back on the horse, trying to be brave.


On a related note, if you find yourself curious about why this happens from time to time (or just want to know something a little more personal about me) be sure to come back next Wednesday. We'll find out together if I'm really as brave as I think I might be.


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13 comments:

  1. Welcome back. I hope you are as BRAVE as you think you are.
    ROG, ABCW

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    1. Thanks. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. :)

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  2. Hello Melissa, I'm so pleased for you that you have decided to join abcw again. I joined half way through the last round and have thoroughly enjoyed writing on my blog again,
    I too have to endure chronic pain and find having contact with such interesting people from all over the world keeps my mind of the matter. Pain is very much a subjective thing so I can only emphasise with those who experience it.
    I hope that you are going through a good time now and I'm very much looking forward to reading your next contribution to Abcw,
    Best wishes,
    Di.x

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    1. Thanks! I'm really happy to be getting back into writing, and I'm really hoping to make it last this time. (But you know how it goes.) All we can do is our best, right?

      Glad to be back in ABC Wednesday. I look forward to getting to know your blog as well.

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    2. Right on there Melissa, good luck with your writing and I'm so pleased you took the time to reply and also visit my blog.

      Di.x

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  3. Oops! I meant to say 'keeps my mind off the matter',
    Di.x

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  4. I am absolutely thrilled to see you here again and can hardly wait to see your writing. Be well,

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. Thank you! It's good to be back. :)

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  5. Hi Melissa, I suffer from anxiety and couldn't complete the previous round of ABC Wednesday - and I felt so guilty as I am the founder of this wonderful meme as well as member of the team. In the end I used this new round as a way back into the blogging routine but by focussing on my garden I am hoping I keep it appropriate and beneficial - a kind of therapy if you like. Thanks so much for joining up again - don't give yourself any stress - you know where we are. Hugs. Denise ABC Team.

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    1. Thanks, Denise. I know it's easier said than done, but try not to feel guilty. Things happen, and we just have to do the best that we can. I hope this round will be good therapy for us both.

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  6. No matter how many time you fall...The important thing is to get up and get back....Good Luck on your come back.

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    1. Thank you. I'm definitely grateful to have found the strength to get back up again.

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