Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Where have you been?

Tell Me Your Story Tuesday

Where have you been? 
Or the story of how life slapped me in the face and I quit blogging for a while.
By Dawn Alexander

 If you're still reading this blog, thank you. I've been out of touch for a while. Paul A. Shortt got a month long feature for his new release and if you look past that you will see that I missed the entire month of October.

 Honestly, I thought no one would notice until this weekend when the president of my RWA chapter said, "I keep stopping by your blog and that man's still there."

So, if like Jen, you've been dropping by and seeing Paul alot. I thank you for continuing to check in.

I wrote in September about getting myself together. Everything was under control.I was ready to start writing, blogging, playing on social media. 

I was ready to be me, again. 

Then, October happened. 

Sometimes, just to let you know you ain't running nothing, as my dad would say, life backhands you.

Five deaths in 9 weeks. 

That's where I've been. 

Two family friends, two high school students and one cousin, who is being laid to rest today.  

All with their own stories that they don't get to tell anymore. 

I am making a proclamation that this year is done. 

No one else can get sick. No one else can be hurt. No one else can die. 

2012 has not been a pleasant experience. I have high hopes for the year to come. 

I just have to get there...with this little thread of sanity I am clutching intact. 




Sidney Bristol said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry for all that you've lost. Now I wish I'd hugged you Saturday. 2013 will rock!

Jen FitzGerald said...

Aw *hugs* Dawn. I'm so sorry for those losses. I totally understand what kept you away.

Just a few more weeks, hand in there.

Teri Anne Stanley said...

I used to think that God threw all that stuff at us at one time so we wouln't have to get too torn up over one thing, we could get it all out of the way.

I'm not so sure of that any more, but I do know that when this crappy stuff happens, it's a chance to take a moment to breath and appreciate the people in our lives. Hang in there, 2013 will be better!

Dawn Alexander said...

Thank you, everyone.

Jessica R. Patch said...

Missed you. :)