Checking In: Spring Update

As I’m sure it’s become quietly clear, I’m on hiatus right now. Sabbatical… whichever word works— it’s not a vacation, because it’s not fun. It’s not a break, because nothing is broken. I’ve certainly not stopped writing- that’s no more feasible than pigs flying, or my suddenly thinking hugging a shark is a fantastic idea. I’m writing for BCC still- and you can read them here, if that’s the sort of thing that interests you. I’m writing professionally as well, but for a multitude of reasons, I decided to allow the Dandelion fields to lay fallow for a season.

I want to thank you for all the wonderful emails and notes I’ve received. I forget sometimes, as I type onto the little glowing screen, that there are people who care about us, but about whom I am unaware. I still approach Dandelion as a space to have a conversation about the commonalities in life- raising kids, balancing a million things, autism, divorce, dating, kids becoming teenagers (can you believe their audacity?!), faith, work, education, how damned hard it is some days, and how beautiful the grace is when it shines down on us. Come, sit with me around my kitchen table and talk… Which is a really long (surprise) way of saying: I’m not done writing, and as soon as this fallow time is done, I will be back. There is a seat at my table for you- please tell me how you are.

Until then, we are safe, we are well, and we are we are resting- as one sometimes can- beside the quiet fallow fields.


7 thoughts on “Checking In: Spring Update

  1. Glad you are well. I miss your posts, but understand the need for a break. Take Care of you and yours and I’ll catch up with you when you are ready to post more.

  2. I am so happy to hear that everyone is well – I’ve missed your wonderful writing, but understand needing to step back for awhile. Best wishes to you and your wonderful children – and come back soon.

  3. Glad to hear things are going well for you. You are a gifted writer and I appreciate hearing your thoughts on life. Come back soon! 🙂

  4. Thanks, everyone! That makes me feel really good- and I’m excited to be writing again. Time to stretch those muscles and get back in the saddle. I’ve been writing all along, but not for my own enjoyment. There’s a big difference.

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