Monday, January 14, 2008

taking a little break

“All we see of someone at any moment is a snapshot of their life, there in riches or poverty, in joy or despair. Snapshots don't show the million decisions that led to that moment.” - Richard Bach

I've written this a few times now, hoping it would sound less weird. I am not trying to be dramatic but I needed to explain what will be my absence for a little while. Things are hard here right now. It's not my place to put them here in public, but I need to pull back and be there for people that I love. I'm okay, but I need to focus. I'll be back reading your blogs as soon as I can.

xo

25 comments:

Marilyn said...

No explanation required. Take care of yourself...and of those around you. We'll be here when you're ready to return. xoxo

Jessie said...

i look forward to your return, but i agree with marilyn. take good care and know that i'm always thinking about you!

liz elayne said...

sending you peace and light tonight. take good care of you and yours...

dreamergirl said...

Sending much love your way.

xo

Colleen said...

Meg! I know it's hard for you these days. If you need to vent feel free to send me an e-mail(or several) or call me anytime. Anyway won't elaborate on here but just wanted to let you know I'm here if you need me. :o)

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

mmmmm...don't i understand this one...i completely honor your decision.

Schmoops said...

take care angel... sending you love. xoxo

caroline : my pocket said...

Take care and take your time. Wishing you clarity and focus. xoxo

deirdre said...

I've just caught up with several of your posts. Wonderful, inspiring reading. Thank you.

I hope all is well and that you come back refreshed. xoxo

Colorsonmymind said...

Take a break love-we are all here loving you-supporting you and waiting patiently for your return.

Take care of YOU!

Love and snuggles

Kel said...

All the best, we'll be sending you strength so you can be the strength for others. Take care.

Ladyv said...

Take care of yourself lovely you.

Anonymous said...

Look after you and yours. I am far but I am always here and thinking of you.
Susie P now T

PS It's true!

caroline : my pocket said...

Hi :) I just awarded you a You Make My Day award. You make me think in a way I really appreciate every time I come. Hope you are doing OK, hugs to you. xoxo

Tori said...

Thinking of you and sending you love and understanding!

xo
Tori

Amber said...

We will be here! I hope everything will be okay.

oxox ;)

chest of drawers said...

XO

Jessie said...

even though you're on blogging break, i gave you an award anyway. you make my day whether you're blogging or not! come and see. ;)

m said...

take your time.
breathe.
allow change and closure.
trust that there will be magic.
love,
m.

Kirsten Michelle said...

thinking of you and hoping you'll let me know if there is anything at all i can do to help.
i'll be here waiting...
whenever it is you find your way back.
take care of you!
xoxoxo

Laini Taylor said...

Oh Meg, I hope you are well. I'm sending you blessings and big hugs, and wishing we could have a tea party or walk on the beach together. Take care of yourself. xoxo

bleeding espresso said...

Thinking of you and hope things are going more smoothly.

Mardougrrl said...

Take care of you, sweets. I hope you are getting all of the healing fresh air and sunshine you could desire.

Anonymous said...

Hey Megg,
Laini told me today you might be having a rough time and I wanted to pop in and say hi and let you know you can email me anytime if you need someone to reach out to...hope you know that! Just because I became the worst correspondent with you these past months doesn't mean I don't care and I am sending you hugs and wishes that you can come back soon to Portland. Take good care of yourself and do know I'm here too if you need anything.

Micheline said...

Hi,

I am sorry to hear that things are hard right now but I’m hoping that this time away is helping.

I am new to your blog and I love it. While you are away I have been reading through all of your old posts. I’m a Canadian living in Toronto and I love hearing your stories about being in another country. I love that because of that experience you tell stories in a way that picks out the essences of being a Canadian in a foreign place.

Right now I'm reading through the entries from August of 2006. There was one in particular that caught my interest. It was the topic for Sunday Scribblings titled "Who Else Might I Have Been". I think in a lot of ways, I'm living the life of the alternate you and you're living the life of the alternate me. I only mean in terms of you moving to another country and I wished that I had. Had you stayed back, you might be married with children already. I did stay back and am married with children. Anyway, I'm not a writer and don't pretend to be but a couple of years ago I had an undeniable urge to write down an alternate version of myself. I thought that while things are difficult right now you might appreciate a silly distraction from a house wife in Canada.

http://myblackbelle.diaryland.com/

It's the only thing I've ever written and it was really just a funny whim.

Take care of yourself,
Micheline
micheline@golden.net