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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Telling the truth Tuesday - I'm exhausted

I'm very tired. Bone tired. Not just from the a-z challenge - yippee - we did it, but I've been working hard with my singing group and have gotten no writing done on my novel and that never makes me happy. Hubby and I are leaving for a trip in a short while and I need my energy for that. And for some important singing gigs this week, so blogging will be sporadic in the month of May.

I know, not very smart cutting back after the challenge because I do so want to keep up with my new blogging friends and continue down the list of participants. I only made it to about 1/2 the bloggers.

I will do the best I can, that's all I can promise.

Happy May Day!



welcome to my world of poetry said...

To do one's best is all anyone expects. It's always a bit of an anti climax after the A to Z.
Have a lovely trip.


Kyra Lennon said...

Do what you gotta do! Getting your energy back is the most important thing!

Claudia Moser said...

You just take care of yourself, the rest will follow!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Karen .. you're doing the best of both worlds .. enjoy the singing, have a lovely time down south at the Moab .. and see you when you can blog ..

Enjoy - cheers Hilary

Karen Walker said...

Yvonne, it's true, but I forget it sometimes.
Kyra, ah yes, thank you
Claudia, I will, thank you
Hilary, not leaving for a few weeks yet, but I feel so tired all the time.

Suze said...

Happy May day, dear Karen.

Donna Shields said...

Have a great time, Karen.

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge! Take the time and relax, if you can. You deserve it!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm tired but glad I did it again this year. I'll post for tomorrow's Insecure Writer's Support Group, but then half of my husband's family is invading us, so I'll be taking a break until Monday.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I don't think we have the strength and energy to do everything we want to do, Karen. Just keep setting those priorities and do the best you can.

Tracy Makara said...

Hope you can rest a little before the trip. Have a great time! We'll be here :)

Andrea said...

Congrats on completing the A-Z challenge! I really like your blog, love the Steve Jobs quote!!! OMG. Good luck with everything and enjoy taking a break. You deserve it.


KarenG said...

Hooray for all the wonderful Challenge participants! I'm surprised you posted today. I'll be lucky if I post again before next week! If you are traveling anywhere near Salt Lake you must call me!

Arlee Bird said...

Actually I think cutting back makes total sense. Have a great May.

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