one of those posts

It’s been a while since I’ve been here.

I guess you could say I’ve had an extended recess. Whatever the case, it’s been a challenge to get back into the swing of blogging.

It’s not like I haven’t been writing, because I have been – in this journal and in that journal. But, well, I’m finding it difficult to add the excitement, the lure, to anything I want to write about.

There definitely is not a shortage of topics that’s for sure!

I could write about the book I just finished, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal…

but not today!

I could write about the book I’m reading now, Only Love Today by Rachel Macy Stafford…

but not today!

I could write about the ten day vacation to Europe that we just completed…

but not today!

I could write about my new fitness class obsession called Barre….

but not today!

I could write about the fact that I don’t have a lot of friends but the friends that I do have mean an awful lot to me…

but not today!

I could write about how frustrated I am with spending money on “pop-up” problems that seem to be happening again and again…

but not today!

I could write about how comparison is the thief of joy…

but not today!

I could write about the cardinal that lives in my backyard…

but not today!

While I may not have the words to tell my stories, today I decided to show up, to say that I am here.

So today is one of “those” posts.



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20 thoughts on “one of those posts

  1. I am so glad you showed up! I saw the title of your blog – runner, reader, rockin’ mom, and thought, why have I not read this person’s blog before???!!! reading your post, I understand! I’ll be back because I want to hear more of you stories – I have a feeling I’ll like you stories! Maybe “not today”, but “next Tuesday”! 🙂 (now, I’m going back to check you exercise tab – I’m in a runners rut)

  2. I’ve been missing you, Amy, and am so glad you’re here! I think the end of the school year is quite challenging–at least that’s what I’m blaming my blogging slump on! I’m still not sure if I’ll manage a post today or not. Also, I hope you blog at some point about your vacation! Where’d you go??

    • Thank you so much, Molly! I feel like the school year came to a slamming stop! Our trip to Europe was AMAZING! We visited London, Paris, Lucerne, Florence, Venice, and Rome! I’m still trying to wrap my mind around it!

      • Can’t wait to hear more about it–what an amazing trip! I’m in NYC right now for the Reading Institute at TC. I’m still waiting to feel like summer has started since our last day was Friday and I flew out Fri. evening–crazy!

  3. These kinds of posts are short inventories of current life – everyone needs to write one like this once in a while. Good that you showed up and shared a glimpse of what is going on.

  4. I will enjoy reading about each and every one of those stories, but not today. I will look forward to learning how you approach your pop-up problems, as that seems to have been our whole summer. But we moved houses, so I guess that’s inevitable.

  5. Hey there friend — I’ve been missing you and your words. I’m glad you decided to drop by this morning and leave your mark. I know exactly what you mean about those pop-up house problems — summer seems to abound with those, especially because we only have one paycheck coming in I think. Ugh!! You’ve got me intrigued by all those things you are not writing about today. I hope you will return again soon and write those words.

  6. I’m so glad you showed up! Last week, I wrote one of those posts. You wrote a lot here! Love the books you mentioned…I’ve read both. It’s important to show up…and today you did! Count this as a success!!! Missed your words here!

  7. Who among us doesn’t have a post like this every now and then. Glad you’re back. With this post it looks like you have many ideas for future posts. Would love to hear about your trip. It is one way of experiencing places I will most likely never visit.

  8. It has been a month since I wrote a slice of life, and it was a reflection on writing them for four years. Although I may not be a regular, I know the community is always there, and that is a comforting thought. Glad you wrote today…maybe we will both be regulars again!

  9. I completely understand! It is very easy to get out of the rhythm of blogging. I really enjoyed hearing about what is currently on your mind. I hope you are having a restful summer!

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