When I posted here on December 31, 2012, I spoke to the need to recover balance in my life and family, specifically seeking God's guidance in what He has in store for me. Since then, I've posted only once -- a book review of Morning at Wellington Square by Susan Wiedener. I have spent some small spaces of time in quiet reflection, dabbling in my writing projects, and expended huge amounts of time on failing laptops and computer equipment and getting those replaced or repaired. In so doing, I have been given in those special quiet moments a word on which to reflect in 2013:
By placing the word "simplify" at the forefront of everything I seek to accomplish, I'm hopeful that when I feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the direction I should take I'll simplify. By leaving something behind, perhaps undone for the time being, and allowing myself to find those quiet moments again.
But I must admit I've missed the blogging and writing community. I need to write -- it is where I find myself most at home and thriving in my own creative world. My husband has his creative niche -- art and design -- and mine is the need to use language, words, communication to bring my world alive.
So, I'm easing back in to blogging and writing and will begin to be more active as time and life allow. After all, simplify is my mantra for now. I can make it as simple as I want.