You can never go back. Ever. If I had a dollar for every time I learned that lesson the hard way…well, you know the saying.
It’s true. It’s impossible to recapture a moment, to reverse a mistake, to revisit the past. And it’s almost as difficult to pick up something where you left off and go on as if there had been no break. You can never go back.
But you can make a new start.
I’ve struggled to make a series of life adjustments over the past year. Instead of finding a new world order and taking charge, I’ve come pretty close to letting it take charge of me. Among (many) other things, I haven’t been running, and the last post I made to this blog was too many months ago to count.
But I can’t go back.
So here’s the deal. I’m recommitting to writing, but I won’t just pick up where I left off. Since this is a new start, I’ve given the blog a new look and I plan to freshen up the content, too. I’m not sure how yet, but if I wait till I figure it out completely, Wordsmatter will remain dormant. So I’m forging ahead and pounding the keyboard. I’ll figure it out as I go along. Suggestions welcome.
In the meantime, sally forth!
P.S. If you think this post applies to more than writing, you might be right.
I was just commenting to someone the other day that I hadn’t seen a blog post from you in ages.
I’ll bet I know who that someone was! Thanks for sticking with me!
Actually not who you think. I was talking to Tamra
Great to “see” you again, Tammy! I’ve missed your thoughtful and witty posts. It’s true. Onwards and upwards! T. (Have a creative and productive week.)
Oh, T, how I’ve missed you! Thanks for checking in on my first post back. 🙂
Welcome Back! You’ve been missed.
Thanks, Shannon! Hope you are well.
SO nice to see your post pop up! I had wondered if I somehow ‘fell off’ your list but i’m climbing right back on the wagon with you. 😉 I read once that the difference between a rut and a grave is that you lie yourself down in one. I look forward to catching up. Best wishes!
Aww thanks, Shelby! I love your word stories!
Peck on those keys, tie up those shoes and FLY!!! Love you.
Thanks, AK! xoxoxo