Saturday, December 13, 2014

Random Thoughts...

Just recently I have been thinking about this blog. It seems like eons ago I started here all worried about how much I could say/do because this is the internet and you could have your identity stolen. Well, I got over that pretty quickly.

Back then I wondered how someone could walk away from their blog and not have time to talk about stitching. There have been a few people that never said goodbye and just stopped blogging. One day they were here and the next day- you realized it had been a few weeks since you heard from them. I couldn't imagine that one day I would be one of those people who slowly stopped blogging.

At first I didn't realize it had been days or weeks since I posted. But, when I looked at my reading sidebar I was shocked to see that I had read 5+ books since the last one shown. Now, I'm lucky to even look at my own blog let alone look at yours.

What happened to me? As silly as it seems - I stopped working. I was depressed at my job and I came to bloggerville to cheer me up. There are people here who liked the same things I do. Now, in retirement - I'm so danged busy that there are days I don't know which end is up. Amazing - I had to quit work to get a life. And all along I had been told work is who you are and your life. Hogwash!

I have a stitching room - I have projects that are waiting oh so patiently on me. I even have a Christmas gift started (MJ, I swear it will be done by your birthday.) But, even stitching doesn't fill the time anymore. I used to run to the room to get away from the stress of the job. I'd hide there for hours. Not any more. Although, I did take a break from the lighthouse to complete two other projects.

Even my own genealogy has taken a back seat lately. Working on the elusive Brosius clan with their many children all named the same name doesn't trip my trigger as much as it did.

So, what has my attention now - volunteering at the genealogy society. I've met wonderful people there, found a nitch where I feel useful, and I am no longer depressed. That nitch translates to - I am the membership chairman, the librarian, and on the grant committee. All that in less than a year.

Does all this mean I am quitting blogging. For now - no. Stitching - that will always be some part of my life. But, I guess I wanted to tell you why I'm not here much anymore. Basically, life continues to change and interests wax and wane. (I'm a poet and didn't know it - lol)

So, Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate. Happy New Year to all.
Until next time - Denise


Marilyn said...

Life gets in the way sometimes.
I don't have a blog, but probably will when I retire.
Just not enough time right now.
Glad to hear you found a niche and aren't depressed anymore.
Take care.

Mouse said...

ooo elllooo ... glad you have found something that has helped you find your niche ... don't panic I am still here waiting for the next installment ... have a fabulous Christmas and a very merry new year :) love mouse xxxxxx

Robin said...

It was good to see a new post from you, Denise! It sounds like you have found a place within the genealogy society that trips your trigger. Good for you! I think you should blog when you feel like it. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Robin in Virginia

Vickie said...

Good for you! Depression is no good. Stay happy. Merry Christmas Denise.

paula said...

Glad you stopped by to fill us in.

Isn't it wonderful when you finally find what makes you happy:)

gracie said...

Do hope you still can find time to blog.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

You know..I've been wondering where you are now for a long time! I 'm glad you are happy and have found a place that brings you sunshine and fires your engines! :)

Maggee said...

Of COURSE, you are and will be missed here in blogland! But I totally understand, going thru somewhat of a life change here myself! Have a very Merry Christmas! Hugs!

Emma/Itzy said...

As long as you are happy and you know we will all still be here when blogging and stitching comes back to you :)

Shebafudge said...

Well I am glad that you are safe and well and enjoying your retirement. It sounds like you have found a new direction in life and I wish you luck with it.

I hope at some point in the future you will return to stitching for the pleasure it gives you and not as an escape from 'life' and that when you do you will continue to blog.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you well for 2015. xx