At Year’s End

Dear readers,

It’s the end of the year and I am tired.

2014 was a challenging year.  There were a lot of ups, don’t get me wrong, and I made some fantastic memories.  But boy, am I eager to see it go.  I actually wrote up a big post analyzing my year, explaining everything that happened and whatnot.  But I don’t think I’m going to post it.  I feel like I should be putting more effort into the whole blogging thing.  I feel like I should engage more, follow more blogs, immerse myself in the splendor that is WordPress.  I want to.  But lately, whenever I think about sitting down to write a simple post… all I can think of is how tired I am.

The words are there.  There are so many things I can say right now.  But I’m not sure if I want to talk.  I’ve got a long road ahead of me and there are a number of stories to tell.  Right now, though, I don’t know if I want to let people in.  I just want to hole up in myself and be.

It’s been quiet here on my blog since Christmas.  It’ll be a quiet New Years–I’m going to Wisconsin for a few days to celebrate Christmas with extended family and won’t have internet access.  It may be quiet for a while.  I’ll come back, don’t worry. At this point, blogging is in my blood.  I’ve been doing it since I was fifteen and know I won’t be able to stop.  But, for now, my stories need to be mine for a while.

In light of all of this, I just want to let you know (yes, YOU reading these words) how much you mean to me.  I haven’t engaged with you as well as I should, but know that wherever you are, I am thankful for you.  Thank you for taking time to read my blog, and I look forward to getting to know you better as 2015 comes around.

Happy New Year, friends!  Let’s make this next one the best yet.

Amelia

4 thoughts on “At Year’s End

  1. Britta December 30, 2014 / 6:23 pm

    Sometimes you just have to take some time with yourself. I totally get that. I honestly haven’t felt a lot like blogging lately either, but I’ve kind of been forcing myself to since I ended up making a goal that I’d publish at least one post each day in Decemeber. I think that shows in the work I’ve been publishing, too. Once I get to the end of this month, I may take at least a few days off.

    I hope you have a happy New Year; I’m looking forward to seeing what you bring to your blog in 2015, whenever that may be. 🙂

    • Britta December 31, 2014 / 1:14 am

      p.s. by the way, I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogging Award. I completely understand if you don’t accept, especially after reading this post, but I do love your blog, Amelia, and you were the first person I thought to nominate when I decided to accept the award myself.

      • Amelia January 4, 2015 / 11:29 am

        Thanks so much, Britta! I’m honored! I’ll definitely accept the award and will make a post about it eventually. (Sorry for the delayed reply… I’ve been pretty much off the grid for the past week.)

  2. Adi, the Happy Lifeaholic January 2, 2015 / 4:26 am

    That’s totally understandable. I’ve been pushing myself to blog as well of late – given how much my blog has expanded I almost feel compelled to blog, as though I owe it to my readers. Even though it’s “break” and I should have more time, I feel tired all day everyday. Anyway, it was good to finally see a post from you – I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t missed your posts. Hope you enjoy your time in Wisconsin. See you soon *hugs*
    p.s.- I just remembered, since you’re getting there a few days ahead of me, there is a humidifier in a box in the mess under my bed. Feel free to dig it out (fill it up with water) and use it if you want 🙂

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