Ripping Off Bandaids

by Kathy on January 8, 2014 · 9 comments

in Anticipation, Coping, Family, Life, Reality

The longer we wait, it is often harder to psyche ourselves up to do.

It’s been almost a month since I wrote a real blog post, other than sharing a photo or video with holiday greetings.

That’s longest I have gone in over three years.

My break from writing wasn’t intentional, at least not initially. But the more time that passed, the harder it was for me to get back on the wagon.

In recent years writing has been one of my favorite pastimes. It has brought me so much joy and it has been very therapeutic. I have often used my blog to process what was going on in my life, which for a long time centered around my family’s journey through secondary infertility and loss.

But lately some new challenges have come about for me and my loved ones. Some of which is not my news to share here and the rest I do not feel ready to write about. Which makes it more difficult for me to blog, knowing how much I am holding back.

I realize that I don’t have to share anything here that I am not comfortable doing. I get that there is still plenty I can write about in this space, which I have filled with my thoughts, hopes and fears for almost seven years now.

Once again I am a navigating a new normal and for now doing so a bit less publicly than I have in the past.

I think know that’s okay.

I appreciate how cryptic some of this is, like those passive/aggressive status updates people share on Facebook inviting people’s curiosity and concern, while being vague.

However, I wanted to check in, to let you know that I am doing well, overall, and intend to continue to write and share here.

Thank you to those who have reached out via email and other social media channels to remind me that you care and I am missed. Your kind words and support mean a lot to me, as always.

I hope your new year is off to a great start and wish you a wonderful 2014!

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Catwoman73 January 9, 2014 at 8:40 am

I hope everything is OK, Kathy. I think we all understand that challenges can crop up at any time, and can take us away from our blogs. You know where to find me if you need to chat. Sending love…
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Kimberly @ Red Shutters January 9, 2014 at 9:04 am

Hoping you are ok…and sending you good wishes and hopes…
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Kevin Axe January 9, 2014 at 9:24 am

Without time in the valleys , you’d never get to experience peaks!

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Kim January 9, 2014 at 9:36 am

It sounds like your year is off to a rocky start. :( I hope things improve as the year moves on. Hugs, my friend.
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Justine January 9, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Sending love, and waiting for your inevitable return. :)

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April January 10, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Me too, Kathy, me too. I miss reading your posts, but I definitely understand just…not posting. I know you will make the best of whatever situation you find yourself in. Happy 2014!
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Meg January 12, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Love you, Kath. I think you’re setting a good example for me, here, as I’ve become so accustomed to processing so much of my life through my facebook page. It IS important to reflect privately.

Hopefully we can connect tomorrow as I’d like to check in with you, get your feedback on some of my stuff (my call last week), and offer Abby a brand-new 4T Illini cheerleader dress if you don’t have one. Cora is refusing to wear and it’s too cute to sit in the closet all Spring hoping she’ll change her mind. ;) She’s at that stubborn stage. ;) Love you, ten. <3

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It Is What It Is January 13, 2014 at 6:22 pm

I am so behind in my blog reader and every time I refresh it there are more and more posts that I just can’t get to or comment on. However, you and this, got my attention, albeit late.

I feel for you and hope that you (and your loved ones) are able to navigate these challenges in the best possible way. I know that sounds trite, but I don’t mean it to, I really do mean it.

So many of us have reported being in flux with our blogs but not wanting to abandon them but not sure what their evolution will be.

I hope you’ll be back here.
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loribeth January 14, 2014 at 7:45 pm

I hope all is well with you & yours too, Kathy. (((hugs)))
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