It feels odd to say, “Years ago, I used to blog every day,” but it has been that long. And I spent that much time writing and sharing.
Many things besides an Autism diagnosis have taken over my life of late, such as caregiving for Mom, a few more house moves, and a variety of new and long-standing health issues that need attention. But few things bring me as much comfort as opening WordPress and clicking on “Add New.”
This re-entry has been tapping around in my head for a few months now. Something inexplicable finally clicked one morning, and at last, I felt the validity of sharing my thoughts and experiences – without crippling apprehension.
So here I go, hitting “Refresh!”
I hope to broaden my connections with others beyond the sound and sight bites of the usual social media realms. Given my likely list of topics, things may get wide-ranging. I used to post on separate websites/blogs for my various interests:
- Writing: fiction, non-fiction, poetry
- Personal views, experiences, and opinions
- Architecture (my former profession)
- Arts, crafts, & illustrations (my true passions!)
- Pen & ink
- Graphite & charcoal
- Digital Art
- Glass lampwork
- Knitting & crocheting
- Exchanging images, experiences, and thoughts about UAPs/ETs/UFOs/CE-5s/Alien culture (it all has so many names now!)
- Buddhism & the spiritual path
For now, I’m going to focus right here. My old sites and posts are still available; I’m just not giving them much attention. The concussions and other stresses have affected the frequency and quality of my “channeling” work and my view of the spiritual path.
A few new topics have captured my passion:
- Advocating for disability, chronic pain, & chronic illness
- Advocating for Autism (I was diagnosed in 2018) & neuro-divergency
- Betta fish care
- Gaming (I play Guild Wars 2 online)
I would love to hear from longtime friends, and look forward to meeting new ones!
Before I click “Publish,” I’ll stare at the screen, stim, and hesitate: I hope I’ll find the energy and time to resume posting regularly. So many concerns! I need to catch up on WordPress; internet culture has changed quite a bit in recent years.
Despite my reluctance to lengthen my to-do list, my Leslee-ness yearns to peek out and blossom again. Thinking of sharing my writing again taps a fresh spring in my being.
Please comment and let me know if you share my interests, especially if you’re a blogger returning after a hiatus – I want to read about your experiences!
2 thoughts on “a hopeful return”
You beat me to it. After a long break I to felt called to pick up my blog Arachanai. Mine is still in creating mode but hope to publish it this week. I have so much amazing stories to tell. I also struggling with chronic illness. Miss you 💓
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Lisa, it’s so wonderful to reconnect with you! Let’s try to get that energy going again! So many things I want to write about, and the years slip by… I miss you too!