I bet you're all wondering where I've been or even perhaps who I am...did you even subscribe to this blog?
It certainly has been a while. It wasn’t intentional, rather just life getting in the way.
2012 was a very hard year for me. I honestly needed to take a break from a lot of things – blogging, socialising too much, running myself into the ground and trying to do everything all at once.
I lost two people I have known and loved my whole life – in the space of a month. One was expected but heartbreaking, the other a complete shock and equally devastating.
These events led me to a dark place - I fell into a deep heartache and I didn’t know how to heal. I lost myself in the grief and it would hit me in the most unpredictable of places.
Seeing a ginger chocolate bar I’d shared with one of them in the David Jones confectionery section brought floods of tears.
Hearing a car that sounded similar to theirs, made my heart jump out of my chest.
The thoughts of ‘I need to visit him’ and ‘I’ll have to ask her next time I see her about…’ and the sense of loss when my brain finally caught up that there would be no next time.
It was a very, very difficult time and was further complicated with an unhappy time at work and a stressful home life.
Not exactly conducive to ‘Keeping calm and carrying on’.
But after a long overdue holiday, a move to a new apartment and some all important ‘me time’ I feel as if I am finally out of the dark and on a new path.
The people that I lost will be in my heart forever and l know I will always miss them but I am choosing to live how they both did – with love and laughter, a sense of fun, adventure, and a passion to make the most of everything.
So opens a new chapter, and a new blog – my beautiful friend Ina and I are now blogging over at Adventures in Colour and I'd love for you to stop by and say hello...perhaps be my friend again?
I promise I won't go MIA again - I have too much planned for 2013 and I hope you join me on the journey.
Lots of Love