Thursday, November 5, 2015

Sweet Humble Pie with whipped cream please...



I swore I would never blog again. I did. After YEARS of blogging, Seo-ing, Wordpressing, Widgeting and tracking numbers I laid my blogger hat down and was completely happy.

I was burned out and discouraged. My voice was lost in the static that was once the world I loved.  I lost the joy in writing so I walked away. I buried my hat...I buried it deep....

My husband and I focused on our business.. We own Polka Dots N Wishes Travel and love it. The business was booming, I was hiring agents and I had found my new place among the chaos...

But here I am. After much prayer and arguing with God... ( and a very strange dream..) I found myself rising from the ashes of what was left behind....Over a year since my old blog had vanished....I guess it's because at the end of the day, I am a writer... and encourager and no matter how much I run away, my roots will always become exposed. No matter how far I try and bury my hat, it will forever try and seek the sunlight. 

I can't hide from who I am. At the center of my soul, I am a writer... hiding behind my screen as I pour my thoughts on paper....

So here I am. For whoever might read this... and if no one does, I am ok with that too. My place on the internet is secure. My place to pour out my thoughts and opinions. My place to purge my brain when it gets so full of theories and convictions. When I feel like the world is unjust, I can spill and hope my words encourage.

At 39 I finally found my gift. The gift of Hospitality. The gift of encouragement. The gift of wanting to speak into anothers life and help make it a better experience. I think that's why I adore selling travel so much. Who doesn't want to help make magical memories??

I swore I would never blog again. I publicly announced it several times but life has a way of serving humble pie. At least my life does. I've gotten accustomed to eating it and today mine has a beautiful pile of whipped cream on top. I welcome that plate and it tastes delicious... Today I openly welcomed my slice of pie. I am savoring how bittersweet it can be and I hope, that each time you come and visit me, we can have coffee and find hope in Enjoying the Everyday!

28 comments:

  1. I saw the watermark on IG and had to check it out. Good for you!! You are an encourager, and you have touched my heart. Thank you.

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    1. Ha ha!!! YAAA, you figured it out. I was wondering who/how many would catch on =)

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  2. I knew the secret! So excited for you. You have an awesome way with words!

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    1. Thank you for all the love and support. You are a great friend

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  3. I'm so excited for this!!!! I LOVE reading your writing!!! Yay!!!

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  4. I am so thankful you are blogging again. I am getting ready to start my blog too...love watching you on Periscope.

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    1. Thank you for that =). Let me know when you launch

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  5. I saw you for the first time today on periscope so I thought I would check out your blog. At the beginning of the year I plan on starting a blog myself. I admire how you are so honest and accepting of who you are and what you are meant to do in this world. It is so refreshing to see that on someone's blog. I hope to bring that to my own blog.

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    1. Welcome to Periscope and my small blog!! Let me know when you start yours so I can read it =)

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  6. I think this is great. Maybe you're at the beginning of a return to traditional blogging? Congrats!

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    1. Thanks, maybe I can bring that back?? LOL

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  7. Glad you have this space. I was reminded of s blog post I did forever ago before I crashed and burned. I might be inspired now. http://picklesandbuddy.net/2014/05/13/im-bringing-bloggy-back/

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  8. Oh Shannon.... I I know all too well that feeling....Yes, maybe a whole new fresh start is what you need?? No more Gigi for me...

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  9. Just watched your scope, I hear you my friend! I have been WAY more picky on what I do as far as reviews, only things that relate to and speak to my readers. But there are so many days I miss just writing without the professionalism, just about the words. I used to have a personal one, truthinthetrenches.blogpost.ca it's still there, I just don't use it really now that I am doing it professionally. Check it out though, you've inspired me to write on there once in a while. My safe place where I can just write! Can't wait to read more of what you write!

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    1. YES!! Good. I am so happy I have inspired you.... I think the world needs us to go back to our roots

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  10. I'm very glad you're back! Your blog went away just as I was getting to hear your voice!!

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  11. Amyyyyyyy! *happy dance* I'm so glad you took the plunge! I didn't see the scope (they don't like my "old" android), but I saw your sneaky photo on IG. Yay!!!

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  13. Hi Amy!

    I found you on periscope live today. Enjoyed your personality and your sweet heart. Stopped by to say hi!

    Ann

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  14. Congratulations on your pie!! I pray this is a great adventure for you. I look forward to reading your words.

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  15. Congratulations on your pie!! I pray this is a great adventure for you. I look forward to reading your words.

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  16. I am glad you are blogging you have an amazing story and I can't wait to read it!

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  17. I'm so excited to follow your blog! Welcome back girl!

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  18. Oh my goodness ! I found you on periscope today and enjoyed your scope and decided to hop over here. This ! This! This may be me! Lol. I blogged for so many years and so many blogs and quit . I too felt burnt out and swore I would never blog again. But I'm feeling such a huge urge to write and share and encourage!!! I can't get away from it but I'm scared to death to start again because I don't want to fall into the trap of comparison and tracking stats and bleh bleh . I thought it was just my battle to be had but maybe God is doing something in me.

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