Sunday, March 01, 2015

We are not alone

I’m a weekend worker today, working the 12 to 8 shift and I’m on my seventh day in a row.  And there is NOTHING to do.  I am dying of boredom and feeling guilty as hell that I’m being paid for not working.  All my work is caught up and the main point of being here really is to answer a phone that isn’t really working.  At the same time I’m drained.

So I’m taking some time to update things on the blog.  One of the things I’m doing is going up and down my Blog Hopping list and something is hitting home to me.  I’m deleting those who haven’t blogged in over a year and that make me so sad.  Though I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a number of your in real life, some are almost like voices in the dark.  Voices that mean something to me and were not only voices, but also lights.  And now that I’m back again, they will be voices/lights that I miss.

So it occurred to me, if I miss their voice/light, then my unplanned absences make others sad when my own voice is silent.  So I can’t always promise to be here, but I will try much harder.  Some posts may only be a few paragraphs long – I think that’s why sometimes I didn’t post – if I didn’t have a lot to say, why say anything.  But that’s the wrong approach.  Even if the star is dim sometimes, or the voice is not loud, doesn’t mean others don’t need to see and hear it.  I say that to all the bloggers out there.

So many were there for me when I’ve needed you, now I need to keep that in mind myself.

So while this is a short post today – after 7 days working, my brain is more fried (and older) something is better than nothing.

‘til later


redwyne said...

I was going to say that!!! You might want to do longer than a year since missy.... you have been gone that long :)


azteclady said...


You have such a wonderful way of putting this. Yes, many of these lights that are now dark are missed, terribly. I keep them in my bookmarks and hope that one day I'll see them light up again, even if it's just a flicker. Because I care about the people behind those lights in the dark.

I am so glad you are back, Kristie.

Renee B said...

I love your thoughts on this. I agree about those that haven't posted on their blogs in quite some time, it is sad, and I know life can get in the way, but having my blog and building the friendships I have is priceless. I honestly hope I never have to leave.

Wendy said...

Thank you for posting this because it has given me my own "A-Ha!" moment. I've been struggling of late with my blog (although I figure after 12 years I'm allowed the "struggle") - a mix of Real Life, a reading slump and just feeling not-very-creative when it comes to blog content. I need to take a page from your book - who says a blog post can't just be a paragraph or two? I used to ramble a lot more and have gotten away from that in recent years. Maybe that's my blogging mojo has been at low ebb?

Ramble on!

RRRJessica said...

I appreciate this a lot Kristie. I am always glad when you write something even if it's short. In honor of this post, I am writing one RIGHT NOW.

Kristie (J) said...

Sybil, was it really that long??? I so didn't mean to be gone that long. I kept thinking, dang, I need to blog, but the depression I've been battling has been so incidious and does such a number and is so isolating. I didn't even think of how it affects others until I started climbing out of the hole. You've been there with me since the beginning and I'm so glad you're still here (((((hugs))))))))

AL I deleted any who haven't blogged since 2011. Some I still see on Facebook or twitter, but I'm not a really on Facebook that much and Twitter even less (sometimes its just so HARD to say what I want in a limited number of characters you are allowed) but it's the blogging friends I don't see at all that was so hard.

Renee, then there is the opposite of losing old friends and that's finding new ones such as yourself *g*? Looking back I've been blogging since 2005 and have gone through some major life changes and all through, blogging and the friends I've met through blogging have been a constant. I lost sight of that for a whille.

Wendy, exactly, a post doesn't have to be a lengthy, long one. That's what I do best and I need to keep in mind though that some days it doesn't have to be. It's ok for it to be short. And chances are it will be longer than a tweet anyway.

Jessica, like Wendy said, it was an aha moment for me too. Short can good. It doesn't have to be a 3 day sleepover visit, it can just be a nice luncheon. The point is just to meet the visit itself, not the length of it. And I shall be over shortly to visit.