Yes, I’m Alive

Keep Calm Because I'm Back

My mother recently pointed out that I abruptly stopped blogging right after I posted that I was heading in for surgery, and that may leave some people wondering if I just died on the table. Given that I pretty much went silent on social media as well, she kind of had a point. So, I’m here to assure you that I survived surgery and am, in fact, alive and well.

I didn’t mean to just stop blogging. It wasn’t something I planned at all. In fact, I figured that I would have tons of time to write while I was recovering and that I would be blogging more than ever. Obviously, that didn’t happen. At first it was just because I was in pain, on a somewhat insane schedule of medications, and had absolutely nothing going on in my life – which inevitably leads to some writers block. Once I got out of the habit of writing every morning, it just became tough to get back into the habit. I’ve missed it at times, and I kept piling up post ideas in my head, but I just couldn’t get myself to sit down and write. Part of it is that I’ve been a bit too busy enjoying my new pain-free life. Let me tell you, it’s pretty liberating. But more on that tomorrow….

I don’t know if I’ll go back to posting quite as frequently as I was before. As I said, I can do a lot more now and I don’t want to feel chained to my laptop when I can be up doing stuff. Like gardening – my new favorite hobby (more on that later too). BUT….I am planning on posting somewhat regularly, perhaps just not quite as frequently as I was before my big break. It’s all going to depend on how much I have to say and how much time I feel like putting into it….and right now I don’t know what that looks like. What I do know is that I have a lot of stuff to catch everyone up on, starting tomorrow. 

To sum this post up in a nutshell…….I’M BAAAAAACK!!!

Until tomorrow, Ashlen

  • Welcome back! Glad to hear you’re feeling better 🙂

    • Thanks girl! I’m so glad to be back and feeling so much better than before!

  • Yay welcome back! I’m glad you are feeling so great and can’t wait to read what you’ve been up to!

    • Thanks!! I’ve got TONS to share – can’t wait to catch up with you too!

  • yay so glad you didn’t die on the table 🙂

    • Aw, thanks, that’s so sweet 😉 I was pretty glad I didn’t die on the table too!

  • Oh hey, welcome back! And I’m glad you’re finding freedom in more pain-free life and doing things you love. That’s OK that it trumps blogging. We all need to refresh our souls. You go girl.

    • Let me tell you – this pain-free this is LIBERATING! But…my soul needs some blogging back in my life 🙂