I'm not quite ready to jump back into blogging. I'm rather enjoying the freedom of being away from the internet and the heavy focus on writing and discussing literature. Don't get me wrong, I miss it, but I also love this time away. I've gotten over my anger. It has turned into a general sense of disappointment in people. I will never understand the need to put someone down instead of lifting them up. That is a lesson I stress to my students, so I am always saddened to see adults who don't know better.
I just wanted to write and say thank you, for being caring enough to understand why I needed to step back for a little bit. I have been writing about my own literary journey for going on 3 years now and sometimes I don't remember who I was before books became an even larger focus in my life. And a small part of me likes the freedom of being away-of not feeling obligated to post something. But, I won't stay away forever. I'll be back in another week or so, with lots to say, I'm sure. :)
We all just need a break every once in awhile, some time to mull things over, and to make decisions. I've been doing all of that, and I think that when I do start posting again, I will feel happy and re-energized about my project and my goals for the future.
Until then, take care.
And happy reading.
I'm glad you're finding your cyber break rejuvenating. I haven't yet been the target of any horrible comments or emails, but I've been really angry that wonderful bloggers like you and Jillian have been on the receiving end of such hateful tripe. Thank you for being a source of positive and inspiring thought, particularly when so many choose to bring others down with negativity.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to your return. :)
Take care of yourself and be good to your students.ReplyDelete
Allie, I wrote this for you and Jillian. http://scrambledbooks.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
Everyone needs a break every once in awhile! Enjoy :)ReplyDelete
Take all the time you need. We're not goign anywhere.ReplyDelete
Miss you!! :)ReplyDelete
I'm sorry that people are being such jerks. I'll miss your posts but I understand the need to take a break. I'm working full-time myself now, which is really cutting into my working and blogging time. :-) But really, I only started blogging because I wasn't working, so there you are. I'm lucky to have a job. And for the record, I think your school project was amazing and those kids are lucky to have you. I hope that school district realizes how great you are and can offer you a job.ReplyDelete
I hope your break is going well! I'm sorry that it was prompted by crappy comments. I always enjoy your posts and hope you are able to focus on all the bloggers who like you (many of whom probably never even say anything) instead of the few bad seeds. Easier said than done though!ReplyDelete
Hello! My first visit, will visit you again. Seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed your posts. Congrats for your work. If you wish to follow back that would be great I'm at http://nelsonsouzza.blogspot.comReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!