Welcome to Following the Whispers blog

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

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Not sure what to do

Hello bloggyland,
Wow, I took a summer hiatus and just realized it's almost Thanksgiving and I haven't posted once.
I'm not sure what to do. I really miss all of you and knowing what's happening in your worlds, but blogging just doesn't seem to be on my mind these days. In fact, I'm not doing any writing at all. I'm back home in New Mexico and only go visit my twin grand babies very six weeks or so for a few days at a time, but it seems my life is really full whether I'm in Albuquerque or Baltimore.  I guess I need it to be okay for now that I'm not posting.
Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and many many blessings to you and your families.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good to hear from you Karen! Even if you aren't writing, we still enjoy hearing about you.

Karen Walker said...

Oh, thanks, Alex. I've missed all of you

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Karen - good to see you and to know the twins are keeping you entertained ... so pleased you can get to see them fairly often. Things will happen ... family is more important - but thanks for letting us know - cheers Hilary

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I agree with Alex! We stay subscribed to your posts. :) Enjoy those trips to visit the babies and all the fullness of your life.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I do hope you'll continue to update us from time to time, Karen. We need to go with the flow as our lives and circumstances change, but it's nice to keep in touch. I'm contributing to the Blood-Red Pencil once a month and still doing some writing, but honestly spend more time these days just reading. I feel as though I've returned to my growing-up years when I had my nose in a book every spare minute.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Don't worry about the writing part. Just use the blog to keep us updated on your life.

Any snow yet in ABQ?

Jacqui Murray said...

It is OK to take a writing break. Life goes too fast to feel guilty about that sort of stuff. Enjoy your grandkids!

Sharon Lippincott said...

It's okay to not only take a break, but to shift gears. Many of us have been writing for a dozen or twenty years, and feeling worn out. Maybe I should say aged out. Most everyone in my writing circle from back then has timed out, and I'm fading from the scene also. I've decided my blog is done. I need to post a summary on the top, and call it a great adventure.

I stay current with Facebook since daily life doesn't fit my blog. You have woven it into yours, so as someone said, keep on as it works for you.

Enjoy those babies and enjoy life!

Karen Walker said...

Hillary, so nice to hear from you - thanks for the good cheer!
Elizabeth, this is so good to know - I really have missed the connection with all of you
Patricia, that was me as well as a child - but now I'm not even reading so much
Hey Diane, yeah, I'm learning to let go much more - and we had snow on the mountain but not in the city
Jacqui, yes, it is ok - no guilt here - at least not about not writing!
Sharon, Hey there dear friend - we'll have to find a way to be more connected - I've missed you

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