Well, it sure has been a while since I’ve stopped by this little blog of mine and checked in.
Six months? If a coffee shop owner decided for six months to just not brew their house blend, to not have a weekly special (a Weekly HOH as it once was over here), and opted just to all together not open its’ doors to the public, it wouldn’t make it.
Inside, the coffee shop would be dark and it would feel chilly. The doors may not be locked up, people could still go into the coffee shop, but they wouldn’t find anything special anymore. No inviting faces, no cozy feel, familiar faces, the desire to hunker down in a corner with a latte and their favorite novel.
Like a coffee shop that hasn’t been open for business for the past six months, this blog has been quiet, not visited by its’ owner, still here for others to stop by, but for what? It’s quiet, no longer very familiar, and it feels, well, different.
I started this little blog of mine way back in August of 2006 over at Blogspot. I started the blog as a single twenty five year old girl living with girlfriends, navigating life and love, living in the city with friends, finding myself, and looking for my true passion.
Today, I’m a newlywed, one month into marriage, living with my husband and our cat in a small apartment outside of the city. I work in a field that I love, I am blessed with an amazing group of friends and a wonderful family. There have been many, many changes since Skrinkering Hearts first opened its’ doors seven years ago. I’ve lost loved ones, moved, changed jobs, changed careers, went on heaps of dates, some wonderful and that led me to my now husband, some not so special that if nothing else, offered some damn good blogging material. I’ve met some truly special humans through this blog, and for that, I will forever be thankful.
While I feel that it is time to move on from this blog for now, perhaps set up shop in a different space, a piece of my heart will forever be here with my first blog, and with all of the people that came into my life because of it.
If you do happen to still peak into the doors here, even though coffee hasn’t been served in quite some time, I do hope that you know I would welcome the opportunity to stay in touch with any of you who would like to continue a friendship off of the blog. I will keep my gmail account active for now; please, if you are still here, or you happen to come by one day, don’t hesitate to say hello at skrinkeringhearts @gmail.
It’s not goodbye… it’s just so long for now.