Monday, May 31, 2010

I'm back

Dear Blog,

I'm back. Although my break turned up to be longer than I had initially planned, it seems it's exactly what I needed. When I decided to take a break, I could no longer decide if I was blogging because I enjoyed it or because I felt I had to. I didn't know if I was doing it for myself, or for others. It stopped being fun, and it was only stressful. If you remember, my word of the year was meaningful and when blogging stopped being meaningful, I knew I had to stop.

But now I'm ready to come back, to write again, to keep on exploring myself and my journey through this public diary. To keep on collecting inspiration, experiences and wise words from others. To keep on learning. 

So what did I do while I wasn't blogging?

I participated in a beautiful project on the Wishstudio.  The necklace I'm wearing in this photo is a clue...



I went to see She and Him live! Their music is so much better live and Zooey is cuter and Mr Ward more charming than you can imagine. It was a really fun night and the fact that it was on a Monday made us feel all young again!

We sent our wedding invitations. Only three and half months to go now... They deserve a post of their own but here's a sneak peek: 



I thought a lot about marriage, marrying the family, marriage for life, creating your own rules for marriage. As it so often happens when you are thinking about something, everywhere I turned, marriage wasa hot topic, even SATC 2 (great fun!) turned out to be about marriage more than anything else!

We went on long walks and I took my camera out again...


I even played with the Diana + ( a Christmas present!). But...



I enjoyed the good weather (Yes, we had good weather in Oxford for two whole days!!)


But I also worked too much and started staying late in the office almost every day. 

I read, and read and read.... Once I let go of the pressure to read all the posts in my feeder and to follow every link on Twitter, I found I had more time than I thought to read. For the first time in ages, I actually had time to read all my library books before it was time to take them back and still....

I missed my blogging friends, and I missed commenting on Flickr photos and interesting posts. And so...

I thought about balance, about routine, about taking care of myself, about how to find time to do everything, about priorities.

And now, here I am. Trying again. Looking forward to reconnecting with my blog and yours. To rediscover the magic of blogging, the power of the written word, the beauty of supporting comments, to being inspired. To everything that blogging brings. 

20 comments:

  1. YAY! You're back! xx

    PS: Love the look of that wedding invite. I need to get cracking on mine ;)

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  2. welcome back beautiful! i missed you!
    xxx

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  3. Welcome back - it sounds like a perfect way to recharge your batteries and to work out what you want to do

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  4. Glad you're back - I enjoy reading your stories :)

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  5. Thanks, guys! I've missed you all!

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  6. So glad you're back, refreshed! I've missed catching up with your doings!
    R xx

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  7. So glad you're back Blanca.
    I was beginning to think we'd lost you for good.
    You look refreshed !
    xxx

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  8. p.s. what was that about imperfect Spanglish ?
    Nonsense.
    Honestly B, I've read a lot of your writing and can truly say I wouldn't have thought you were Spanish.
    Just saying. :)

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  9. Some questions need a lot of time to answer. And it take guts to find that time. I love all your photos and words in this post. Welcome back!

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  10. Yours is one of the first blogs I ever bookmarked (I started reading blogs about a year ago) - I can't even remember how I found you. This is the first time I comment and it's just to say hello and that I am glad you're back :)

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  11. Welcome back! Glad you had time to yourself to do what you needed to for yOU!

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  12. Good to see you back in the blogospere! After all the blog soulsearching keeping it up is a good decision, it's so exhilirating and satisfying to post something, isn't it... See you next week!
    PS me and my new super-lens want to hear all about your photography course... xx

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  13. Welcome back dear Blanca! your blog is looking great!

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  14. I've been absent too, honey, but your post is lovely and reassuring that we can take a leave of absence and return anytime and we want!

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  15. Welcome back !

    And have a sunny week-end !

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  16. As I clicked over, I thought, "She's not coming back. It's time to face that." And then - you're back! Yippee!

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  17. welcome back... with lovely pictures too.. love your invitation! seems we've all had a break lately and much deserved!!! ;o)

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