Thanks for this, Shawna. You capture the whole thing perfectly. …

Comment on Say No to Boxes by Mary Rowen.

Thanks for this, Shawna. You capture the whole thing perfectly. I haven’t blogged in such a long time now. It’s been a combination of many things, but the main one is that I normally blog about my personal life and things that are either making me happy or upset at the moment. Unfortunately, the things that have been affecting my happiness–or lack thereof, depending on the day–aren’t the kind of thing I feel comfortable sharing in a public place. Heck, I’ve barely even mentioned these things to my closest friends. However, I’m glad to know I’m not the only one whose writing goes through cycles, and can only hope that when I pull myself out of this, I’ll *want* to get back to regular blogging. Until then, again, thank you for this piece.

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