hello again!

Author: angiem, 06 12th, 2012

Hello dear friends!

I’ve missed you all and thought of you daily. I can’t believe it’s been over 3 months since I’ve last posted, but there it is. Three months. Thank you for your emails and concern. I am well. Family is well. All happy and healthy. And busy.

You know how it is: work and family and more work. And even writing, if you can believe that. Once a week I drive myself to a writing class, present some of my old work that I haven’t shared with anyone before, listen to, and read the work of other students, accept their feedback on my work, offer mine on theirs, and so on and so forth. It’s one of the highlights of my week. Haha. No. It really is.

I’ve been wanting to take a small writing class since forever, and now that I finally have, I can’t believe I put it off for so long. Our teacher, Jennifer Lauck, is phenomenal. And I’m not saying that just because she’s a New York Times bestselling author - and I want to be one too. There. I admit it. - I’m saying it because she truly is phenomenal. The things she’s been through… I’m amazed at how she’s endured and carried on and become the person she is today: full of life, of joy, of gentleness and of wisdom.

So as a hello to you all, again, after such a long absence, I’m giving away a copy of her memoir, Blackbird. The writing is graceful. Exquisite. The story: powerful, harrowing, hopeful. I┬áread it in one day. I cried and I laughed and I cried some more. And you will too. I promise. So go on. Leave a comment anytime between today and next Tuesday evening. And have yourselves a beautiful week!

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14 Responses to “hello again!”

  1. Dale Frounfelter Says:

    Hi Angie, I’ve missed you.
    …know you are busy and doing life.
    It’s all good.
    I’ve been a bit crazy but enjoying each day. Spent a few days away with my family in Minnesota. Such nice people.
    We’ll do lunch soon.
    Hugs,
    d.

  2. Jena Says:

    Angie!!!!!!!
    You’ve no idea how worried I was! You gave no warning! Here one day, gone the next…. Glad that you’re back and you’re all ok! Can’t wait to read your posts and hope you’ll really write that book already!
    xo,
    Jena

  3. Dash Says:

    Angie, so wonderful to see you pop up on my sidebar again, I have missed you. Well done for finally following your dream and getting on your writing course, which sounds pretty amazing.
    X

  4. Joyce Says:

    Hi Angie!

    I’m glad you are taking the writing class. I know how life can get so busy and there just isn’t enough time for it all. Enjoy! xo

  5. Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita Says:

    Welcome back! I have been posting very rarely myself over the last few months. I’m so glad you’re focusing on your writing - you really are gifted.

  6. Lisa DeNunzio, La Dolce Villa Says:

    Greetings. Found you through Vicki at French Essence. Love your musings. I too am taking a writing class (and blogging) at a local university. Very stimulating and scary. What do you mean you don’t know what to write??? It seems you have been blogging for a number of years. No need to be so hard on yourself. I will keep watch and follow. Best, Lisa

  7. Ruth Says:

    Welcome back I missed you, too! Enjoy your class and hope it inspires you to post more. I also hope it leads you to opportunities and dreams-come-true!

  8. Ms. Moon Says:

    Hello, darling woman! Now I must read that, even if I don’t win it.
    I am so glad to hear you’re well and writing.
    KEEP ON WITH IT!

  9. Ava Says:

    Welcome back!!! I missed you but I’m happy to hear your well and aren’t quitting the blog.

  10. Victoria Says:

    Yay! Hello again and welcome back. You were missed. Good to hear you have been busy doing something for you. Sounds a fabulous class. The long summer vacation now starts so I think life will get busier but I’d still love to sneak out sometime and meet for a coffee when we can arrange it. Enjoy your summertime.

  11. Relyn Says:

    Hello, my old friend.

    You know how life gets busy and you loose track of blogger friends? And then something sparks and you search them out?
    And you find that you love them as much as ever?
    That’s me.
    And you.

    Hello, old friend.

  12. Giba Says:

    Angie!
    I’ve been thinking about you!!! Three months is a long time to be gone from the blogosphere… Alot can happen… Blogging is hard work!!! HARD!!!!!! I came to find that out myself a month or so after I started my blog. No more blogging for me until I’m all done with medical school.
    So glad that you’re back!
    -Gina

  13. Susan Says:

    Angie! Of course I see you on FB now & again…but I’m so so so happy that you’re taking the writing workshop. I miss mine & was just saying so to a friend last night. I think he needs to do this to get back on track. Excellent news, my dear. xoxo

  14. Susan Partlan Says:

    Angie, welcome back! I’ve been a busy one myself (this is the former Susan Tiner) but am slowly catching back up on my favorite blogs.

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