Monday, October 29, 2007

...please leave a message after the beep.

Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise.- Maya Angelou

I took this picture one afternoon at the cottage in Canada. I love it because it's not a black and white picture, it just looks that way. The world at that moment was very much in black and white. (With a teeny tiny bit of blue sky peeking out over the trees.)

I'm taking a break. I found a link for NaBloPoMo last week and then I remembered that it is November and that means NaNoWriMo is happening too. I got all excited thinking about which one I could do. Then I took a good long look in the mirror and realized that I ALREADY have A LOT to do! So I giggled a little bit at myself and shook my head and decided that rather than leap out into a month of imposed deadlines, I would pull back into some work of my own.

So I am taking a blogging rest. I need to get out and live some life so that I will have more to write about. A year ago I went on an amazing journey and met some wonderful women. The months since then have been a whirlwind of good and bad and creative and dry and friendship and loneliness. I decided then that there was a lot I wanted from my life. I think that the anniversary of that trip is a good time to pull focus and get back to the heart of what I want and what I need to do to get there.

Keep me posted on you and know that I will be back in a month. I hope to have an exciting project started and a book nearly finished by the time I return. But until then I will be 'out of the office.' I'll see you when I get back!

20 comments:

Amber said...

Will miss you.

:)

daisies said...

have a wonderful bloggie break :)

i really love that photo, gorgeous!

Boho Girl said...

i love you, meggie.

Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

just yesterday i was remembering that we are coming up on our 1 year anniversary...i can't beleive it...we need to do something to honor that...i know we can't all be togehter but maybe there is something we can all do in our separate places around this globe to honor the women we have become since our meeting last november

Jessie said...

I'm gonna miss you big time. But bravo for you. You know, the thought crossed my mind to do NaNoWriMo, NaNoBloMo, and/or Art Every Day. Yes, I wish I could do it all! But I also made of list of priorities lately and realized that at the very top of that list is finishing my thesis and finding a new job. After that it is tying up a few web project loose ends. Blogging and art making are a part of my life every day--no matter what. I wanted to join in on Na-something-month...but then I had to get real with myself and realize that the only thing it would do would cause more stress and hold me back from accomplishing the things that are most important to me right now. Yes, so like you, I am deciding to stay focused on my own agenda. The rest I'm saving just for fun. ;)

Love you, Megg! I think about you every single day!

ceanandjen said...

Good for you for taking this time to do what you need to do in your space. I wish you a wonderful month and look forward to your return. xoxo

Tori said...

I will miss you and can't wait until you share some of your living with your blog readers. I am inspired by you and applaud you for doing what is best for you and following your heart.

Maddie said...

have a wonderful break sweetie ~
that photo is gorgeous!

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!

chest of drawers said...

Have a wonderful break!

Frida said...

may your month be productive and fun. we'll miss you.

Schmoops said...

may your month be full of discovery and fulfillment, we will miss you! xoxo

Jennifer/The Word Cellar said...

what a magical photo. may your next month be just as lovely.

Kirsten Michelle said...

i'm missing you so i thought i'd come here and leave you my message after the beep ;-)

i miss you, sweetie...
hope everthing is going great!!!

love,
me
xo

Steve said...

I can not comment it is all girlie stuff here.

Sigh!

ana said...

That's a nice photo

UL said...

Hi There, pretty new here but really enjoy your Sunday Scribblings, thank you. Hope you have a wonderful break, and looking forward to meeting you(getting aquainted with you in the cyber world) once you get back, Good luck, UL

Rob Kistner said...

Wonderful photo... enjoy your respite.

dreamergirl said...

will miss your words, but i wish you a wonderful blogging break!! xox

MAHIMA said...

megg!!
have a wonderful, wonderful time!
i;ve been on a long break and finally got back today with a new post and post of energy.
i wish you piles of joy and fun!

brittany said...

hi, Megg--just wanted to let you know that I love this picture so much! I made it my wallpaper:)