I never intended to stop blogging for such a long time. Paper Dreams had became a great way for me to enjoy some 'me' time away from the stressors in life. But whilst I was happily blogging and reading in my own little world, I had no idea that my real life was in jeopardy.
The day after my last post, my husband left me. I was completely unaware that he was unhappy in our marriage & I felt stupid for missing the signs. You see, we had recently moved to a new city for his work and the pressure was on. Instead of building a social life in our new location, I was losing myself in many online communities and he was working way too much. Result? A grumpy husband and a 'busy' unresponsive wife - "Not now, honey! I'm reading."
I wasn't there for him when he needed me most.
Shortly after he ended our relationship, I moved back to my home town with the children. I couldn't stand the thought of continuing our new adventure without my husband and needed the support of my friends & family.
Thankfully, a few months later, and after some outside help, we got back together (and are very happy to this day). Hubby has a new job and we are both super glad to be living back home, away from the stress of the city life. But unfortunately everything I was previously working on, including my at the time soon-to-be-published novel, completely stopped.
I couldn't focus on anything and I certainly couldn't enjoy reading a book.
After moving back to my home town, I put all my efforts into my photography business. I needed the income more than ever at this point and it was a great way to get out of the house and be productive.
Since finding my happy ending, I have been so pre-occupied with my family & business that I still neglect my hobby of reading & writing. But I miss it so much and I hope that in time I can creep back into this wonderful community and pick up where I left off.
For those of you who would like to see what i've been up to whilst away, take a peek at my photography website/blog
I've missed it here!