I'd like to start again.
Do you ever wish you could do that? Go back to the way it was at the beginning (of whatever).
I feel like I've lost my way a bit and it took remembering why I started this blog in the first place (sharing & connection) and my mission statement, if you will (get kids doing art by inspiring and motivating parents).
As you can see, I've taken a bit of a break from The Artful Parent over the last couple of weeks. It was unintentional, as perhaps you know. (Whenever I take an intentional break, I tell you about it ahead of time and then can't seem to stay away when I plan to.)
This was different.
This was me turning away from the computer every time I got close, unable to face the blog responsibilities or the emails I knew were piling up, flinching when I saw myself around town, avoiding thoughts of my book. This was me turning inward at a time when I should have been facing outward. Spiraling downward when everyone around me thought I should be riding high.
It's funny what the mind does.
My doctor gave me a little blue pill to help me get a handle on my brain. I'm doing better now. This isn't the first time I've been on an antidepressant. And not the first time I've both welcomed its relief while at the same time counting down the days and ways until I can get off again.
Anyway, I came here today to explain my absence and to also say that I'm ready to start again. To focus on the simple act of sharing the children's art that I am passionate about.
Will you join me?