There’s a stranger in town, briefly!

If there was an award for the most neglected blog of the year I’d probably win it so I thought I’d pop in and say hi.

I’m still here, all is pretty good and I’m busy on creative stuff. I hope you’re all good and the year is shaping up to be a good one for you in all ways.

Apologies to anybody who has left comments for me in the last few months and I’ve missed them. I’ve been super busy with other stuff and not checked in here for a long time.

During my ten week counselling course I had to write a written report each week which took up the quota of my brain power reserved for writing and I haven’t managed to get back into the blogging swing since. I’m glad I did the course but I’ve decided not to continue with the training. Although I got all kinds of indirect boosts in confidence, sense of achievement and enjoyed learning something new it was enough for me to realise that it wasn’t the right direction for me to go in. I also came out of it with a renewed motivation to get back to my creative work.

I’ve set up a number of creative project directions and I’m really focused and working hard on it all. There’s even a tiny bit of income starting to happen which is very exciting. I did swear this was the year that I’d make my artwork pay again and I feel like I’m achieving my goals.

I didn’t want to just disappear and leave people wondering what happened. I know I’m going to be busy on other stuff and have lost my momentum and motivation for blogging for now. I’m not shutting the blog down but I’m going to put in on pause. I’ll probably be back at some point in the future and I’ll pop in and read other blogs in the meantime.

Love, strength and hugs to everybody who has been with me on this twisting and turning blogging journey. So many of you have helped me more that you can imagine and I hugely appreciate all the comments and support I’ve received over the last few years here. It’s not goodbye, just bye for now… Take care x



18 thoughts on “There’s a stranger in town, briefly!

  1. S_MW June 6, 2018 / 1:13 am

    I’m so happy that you’re doing creative stuff (anything to see??). I was also happy to see you on my blog, as I think of you a lot and have missed seeing you.

    I hope you’ll pop back occasionally. All the best with the artwork. x

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    • tiredoftreadingwater June 6, 2018 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks! I’m not comfortable linking to anything from here because it would blow my anonymity but I’d be happy to send links via email.

      I will keep popping in for a read but I thought it best to pause my blog because I didn’t want to keep being a no-show for ages. It’s good to feel like I’m moving on to a new chapter but I still appreciate it here too x

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      • S_MW June 7, 2018 / 9:40 am

        I’m the same (re. linking to other sites etc). Some people know I write, and they may seek me out, but they haven’t admitted it if they have lol. X

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      • tiredoftreadingwater June 9, 2018 / 5:25 am

        I’m definitely not going to link my personal issues with a new business brand I’m trying to create and build 😮

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  2. NoWineImFine June 6, 2018 / 10:01 am

    Hi! Please don’t apologize- you’re off doing lots of great creative things, sounds fun! Glad all’s well with you. 😘❤️🌺

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  3. S_MW June 7, 2018 / 9:40 am

    I’m the same (re. linking to other sites etc). Some people know I write, and they may seek me out, but they haven’t admitted it if they have lol. X


  4. Eliza August 16, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    It’s good to see you about. Take care of yourself…

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  5. Eliza January 2, 2019 / 10:35 pm

    Wishing you a happy new year!


  6. sobrietytree June 20, 2019 / 8:38 am

    I love so much about this. Thank you for sharing it 💖

    Also: “There’s even a tiny bit of income starting to happen which is very exciting.”
    this would be a dream come true. hope it’s going well and huge congrats, even so belatedly, for the “tiny bit” of success 🎉

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    • tiredoftreadingwater June 20, 2019 / 9:26 am

      Thank you! I really appreciate your lovely comment.

      It’s a shame I ended up drinking again not too long after this was written. I had almost a year and a half sober at that point. Alcohol gets in the way of so much of the good stuff. Never mind, I just have to go back and keep trying x

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      • sobrietytree June 20, 2019 / 10:12 am

        Thank you for being so compassionate…. I am so not mindful sometimes. I am really, really addicted to reading blogs… and I had not remembered that that wonderful post about the homeless lady’s was yours. I just re-read your other wonderful posts written since this one. I think you’re amazing… and your sharing this temporary straying off the path again, here in your comment reply, is a huge, huge help to me… because I do still wonder about life on the other side occasionally (as I did before the last few fails). Funny how tricky the mind is. So easy to forget. You’ve just reminded me again. Thank you so very much. xo

        p.s. I wonder if sobriety success is linked to continuing to blog about it… funny because I was just dreaming of moving on to other creative things again.

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      • tiredoftreadingwater June 20, 2019 / 12:21 pm

        Awww, thank you – you’re going to make me blush! But really, I’ve been going round in circles on this blog for over 5 years now so if and when I come across as somehow having my shit together it’s only because I’ve had a LOT of practice at finding ways to work around my failures. I’m happy if sharing my fuck ups helps anybody else too.

        I know the blogging is a huge help for me. It’s the only form of external support I’ve ever used. I’ve never been to meetings or discussed it much with people in my life other than my closest friends or partner. They have been accepting and supportive but they also don’t really understand. I’ve found so much shared understanding and support in this blogging space and I think that’s what has been so valuable and helpful to me.

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      • sobrietytree June 20, 2019 / 12:32 pm

        :))) I am in the same boat right now. Have been pondering making to leap to going to a meeting. scares me a lot since I don’t think I’ll fit in. from what I’ve read, that’s how everybody feels though. also afraid of seeing someone I know… which I guess is ridiculous. either way for now yes, the blogging is my only external support, like you… and it is working for now. fingers crossed. or rather, uncrossed, typing…. ;)) xoxo


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