I have been wanting to spill the beans about why I was on blog hiatus for so long. I expected that once I began writing again all of the pertinent information would flow freely through my fingers to your computer screens and WHAMMO! Problem solved. That has not been the case. I have spent so many hours in front of my computer typing, deleting, typing, deleting, thinking, biting my nails, pulling my hair and you know what? It's just not happening. And I'm not going to force it. You're going to have to trust me on this one.
What I will say is that the past 5 months have taught me an enormous respect for life. More respect than I can articulate in words at this moment - tell me that you've experienced this, too? That there are times in your life when as much as you try, words don't seem to do your emotions, or experiences justice?
I'm not the first person to go through what I've gone through. I'm just not ready to write about them and didn't know how to write about them at the time. I wrote in depth about our friend Drew, who took his life in late September.
Below on the left is my friend Kimberly Marvin, who was tragically shot and killed by her on and off again boyfriend in January
Below is my beloved Uncle Tom - The Uncle I went to Vegas with here. He died Unexpectedly at the beginning of February. I miss him terribly.
I also had a tenant commit suicide during this time. I just couldn't bring myself to post. I am sorry. It feels good to be back.