I’ve been away from here for awhile with my regular posts, and I am coming back now for the final time – indefinitely.  It is time for me to destress and focus on the things in life that make me feel peaceful and truly happy.  For the most part, being on the computer isn’t one of them.  I’m prioritizing and right now, I’ve idenitified some ways to cut back without cutting anything I enjoy out.  It’s really important that I take it seriously.  My computer time is limited to 1 1/2 hours a day, which is more than enough to keep up with online advertising for my birth work, researching homeschooling for the girls, and typing the stories and articles that will be the focus of my writing for awhile.  I’ve come to a point where I feel better expressing myself through my more formal writing – my short stories, my novels, and I’m branching out into essay and articles, but all for publications.  I don’t know how successful I will be at it, but I have hope.  I love doing it.  I’m feeling good about being less personally an open book, and more creatively one.

I may come back to blogging one day about our lives, but I think it will be in a more professional way.  Maybe a more journalistic way.  Doing the radio piece made me realize I really enjoy documentary storytelling.  I’m going to be working on some more stories for the Community Correspondence Core, hopefully.  I will continue blogging on my birth blog.

For those of you whom I call friends, we will not be out of touch I know.  And I hope we will continue to meet on the haunts where we first discovered one another. 🙂  Email is something I will always check, and I will be around.  It’s really a bittersweet time for me.  I’m excited about changes I’m making to my life, but there was a huge part of me that enjoyed sharing it here.  However, I think it’s time for me to bow out.  I think it the best choice. 🙂

We will still be homeschooling, homesteading, living and being in our east Kentucky mountains.  I will be playing with my girls, baking bread, enjoying the fall breeze, and spending time with God in yoga and my day to day.  I will keep this site online as well for awhile, until I find a way to do something with the posts I feel have been important in the broader scope.  The rest I will print off for us.

Please enjoy these Appalachian blogs and stories:

There and Back 

Blind Pig and the Acorn

Kentucky Hollers

I will post here if I get  a new more permanent website for my writing promotion as well.  I may blog on such a site from time to time.

Thank you for reading my work, and supporting my life.  I’ve appreciated your words this year and a half.

Be blessed and adieu…

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