12 April 2014

a blank page. a new post. refresh button.


hooray for handmade print available in my shop.

i hear / feel / watch my thoughts rumbling around in my soul (tumble dry) and i know i need to write them. just write them. just get them down. it's simple. easy peasy. i'm a self-proclaimed writer, i do this. this should not be hard. hurry and write something decent; a pretty prose or something completely imperfect. just write. you know you know how. you know you've done it before. (oh how full of writer's guilt i've been.) and then another must-do pops up, or a nose needs to be wiped and dishes need to be done or beds need to be made or naps need to be taken and the rhythm of my to-do list shoves out my last thoughtful thought and therein i miss a moment to reflect, write and learn something from the process. letting things spill from my head to my fingers to the page. often, words i wish to be written down are not unlike the loner striped socks that remain loosely out of place, scattered and without a proper home. yet they are still persistent enough not to be thrown out entirely. they lurk in the laundry room and elsewhere. my loner socks and tumbling thoughts (admittedly) haven't been properly lined up, paired up or folded into neat drawers for what seems like months. i'm calling myself out on this.

not to say that i haven't been living a fulfilling, exciting, filled to the brim, joyful life these past non-blogging months. oh i have!! there's so much to tell. no way i can catch up. i've been so fulfilled and busy and happy, i wondered if i really needed blogging at all in this season of life. i've thought a lot about that. honestly however my mind gains clarity when i write things out. to me, crisp keys on a typewriter is as calming as lapping waves of the bluest water on the beach. sitting here, my cluttered brain sits still for awhile and i remember what discipline and practice and vulnerability and creativity mean again. frankly i am more frightened of writing it all out there like i used to. i'm out of practice and feeling vulnerable to opening up. so stay with me. i'll braven up as i type along, i'm sure (i hope).

ever thanks for the encouragement and amazing connections i still feel from you. (so thoughtful to receive emails from those of you who were concerned about little ol' me!!) i can't even begin to tell you all the good things that have come from blogging. here i am, to start anew.

xo.

9 comments:

Amanda said...

hooray! so happy you're back! I've loved following along on instagram but I miss your writing so much!

Melissa Allam said...

Welcome back! Good to hear your writing voice again. Blessings for a new season of creative flow.

Becca Groves said...

Oh I am so glad you're back! I missed your blog like I missed a friend I haven't seen in a while. Your approach to life, your joy for motherhood, your contentment in life is a sweet spot in my days. Can't wait to read every word!
Joyfully,
Becca

Mary said...

This made me smile. I have been pretty absent on my own blog lately. I think we all go through phases like that. But I am feeling the pull. I need to write, to put myself out there...it can be hard sometimes, though. Anyway happy you're back and happy Spring!

Debbie Brough said...

So happy to see you're back! And thanks for your words, this was just the spark I needed to start writing again too.

Mareen [eeny] said...

so great to read you again, marta. can't wait for more. i always love your writing.

emy said...

I'm glad you're back, too! I've missed reading & seeing what you have to share and have checked in often over the past few months.

AmberLee said...

love reading your thoughts, always always a treat. life stages are tricky, so much readjusting! loved this all though, and so true--discipline and practice and vulnerability and creativity--love it all.

AmberLee said...

love reading your thoughts, always always a treat. life stages are tricky, so much readjusting! loved this all though, and so true--discipline and practice and vulnerability and creativity--love it all.

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