Looking Back on 2019

2019, 2020, looking back at 2019, new year,

Yes, I’m a bit late in looking back on 2019. But I found it difficult to put into words my feelings about the last year and the three previous ones.

 
Before talking about 2019, I want to thank my followers and readers for their patience. My on again off again presence during the last four years can’t have been easy to follow. You have been faithful in spite of my erratic posting and communication and for that I am grateful.
 
As I typed this post title, I shuddered a bit as I thought about the year 2019 and what preceded it. It’s difficult to believe I’ve been in and out of blogging for almost four years. Additionally, I set my memoir manuscript aside in September 2018. I’ve not touched it since.
 
Progress in my mobility has encouraged me. My walking has improved thanks to the use of trekking poles rather than a cane or walker. Pain levels are down, thanks to a new pain management doctor. To my delight, a loss of nine pounds, despite my inability to engage in aerobic exercise, has lifted me up. All positives at the end of 2019.
 
These changes near the beginning of a new decade have infused me with a desire to begin writing again. I’ve been reading several books on nonfiction essay writing. I find I love this area of nonfiction storytelling. Current plans don’t include revisiting my current memoir manuscript any time soon. I have a couple of projects in mind which I’d like to try first.
 
As for the blog, posts will appear weekly on Wednesday. At the moment, I am uncertain when I will begin sending out my newsletter again. When its circulation is on the horizon, I will post about it here. 

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24 Replies to “Looking Back on 2019”

  1. I am glad to hear you are making progress with the pain and mobility and that you are feeling up to writing on the blog again! 🙂

    1. Laurie, thank you for your kind words. It is a love of writing and writers, like yourself, that encouraged me all the way back here.

  2. Nice to see you back here, Sherrey. I’m delighted you’re feeling a desire to begin writing again! All of the “stuff” that goes with it will come in it’s own good time. Wishing you a good day today. 🙂

    1. It is truly a good feeling, Linda. There were times I feared never feeling that desire to write again. And today was a good day.

  3. Sherrey — Yaaaay on the writing and walking front. It’s good to make forward progress.

    1. Laurie, forward progress is the best!

  4. Welcome back! I look forward to your progress and rejoice in your journey.

    1. Linda, so grateful for our long friendship and happy to see you here welcoming me back. That’s what good friends are for!

  5. Welcome back! Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you, Jill, for the welcome back and New Year wishes.

  6. Hi Sherrey – thanks for the update. I think the genre of nonfiction storytelling is so good. Glad you are getting back in the swing of things!

    1. Barb, thanks for the warm welcome back to this wonderfully warm world of writing and books!

    1. Yes, Shirley, onward it is!

  7. Great line: “Progress in my mobility has encouraged me.” Trekking poles sounds like a very chic way to maintain stability while moving forward.

    I look forward to 2020 with you, perhaps inhabiting that octagonal writing space that awaits when the time is right.

    1. The trekking poles are almost like a miracle, Marian! My posture and stability are greatly improved with the poles vs. walkers and canes. Looking forward to the new year with you and Bob tells me I have to use that octagonal writing space before we have to start downsizing! I’m in it soon, I hope.

  8. So happy you are making progress with your pain and mobility, Sherrey. I think we have to embrace the baby steps we have to take to move forward. Wishing you continued progress. I’m surprised you did any blogging given all your setbacks. With love and blessings to you in this new year/decade.

    1. Hello dear Kathy, I hope today finds you healing well. We have had quite a journey the last year, haven’t we? Appreciate your words about embracing baby steps and wishing me continued progress. Love and blessings to you in 2020.

  9. Good news all around, Sherrey! Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a healthy and happy 2020, my friend! <3

    1. Bette, hello and thanks for your kind words. I’m praying hard for a healthy and happy 2020, and adding your wishes to my prayers.

  10. Sherrey, it’s good to hear from you. I didn’t realize it had been four years. (Time really flies.) Prayers for a healthy, happy 2020.

    1. Joan, yes, four years since the fall which eventually led to this surgery. But progress has been and is being made. Thanks for your prayers!

  11. Linda Wood Thompson says:

    Sherrey, I am so glad you are back. I have so missed your comments. You’ve truly been an inspiration to me and I’ve wanted to make sure that you knew that. With the GBS I am still using a cane… Especially if I’m not at home. Welcome back, dear friend. May we all be blessed in 2020!

    1. Linda, it’s so good to see you here. And it is so good to be back. I have missed my friends and followers, and of course the writing. Use that cane…you don’t want any falls. I feel comfortable at home walking without any assistive device, but like American Express, I don’t leave home without my trekking poles. Blessings indeed in 2020!

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