“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” – Bob Marley
Though I have been MIA for most of the month, I am rather proud of myself in a way. All my life I have been on a train of my own making. Moving from place to place, pulling stakes, isolating myself in new locations. So, when the flame-out came this time, feeling overwhelmed and unsteady, I did something new. I didn’t pack the RV and find myself another spot to roost for a bit. Though I have to admit a cabin, or simply living in the RV in the mountains of Montana, is sorely tempting. I kept myself in place and simply stopped doing the things I was doing, took a walk down a different path, and found myself refreshed. Wow. Who would have thunk that the gypsy in me could be happy in one place?
While I have been on hiatus I hadn’t read anything. Sad when you are burned out on reading, isn’t it? But I had so much going on, I was scattered. Now, after a month of simply thinking of nothing at all, spending time outside and in my studio, I am slowing coming back to reading. Taking it slow, reading some of the anthologies I have had on the back burner. Nothing intellectually stimulating, but I have found some things that I have enjoyed.
So, I am back to it. Reviews coming on the anthology stories I have enjoyed and the new authors I have found, as well as some authors I had slipped away from and am glad to have found once more. I missed you guys, and hope you missed me too. I discovered it is lonely without my online peeps!