Tuesday, July 18, 2006


A gift to arrive home and read the comments on the post below. So much support, warmth and good common sense …..

The head is clearer. Putting hang-ups and self-doubt to one side, the main drawback of life in the blogosphere is that it has always provided - for me anyway - a real distraction from getting things done in the flesh-and-blood world. And over the next several months the latter must have priority in terms of time, energy and emotional focus. Therefore I do need to take a long break. A blog hiatus, if you like.

I doubt though that I will want to stay away permanently. If you would like to be notified when blogging resumes, send an email to: elefthis2 at yahoo dot co dot uk, and I’ll let you know. Not sure whether it will be here or at a new blog so I’ll leave this one up, at least for the time being.

Thank you EVERYBODY who has visited since last September. Each and every one of you, whether you have commented regularly, or once or twice, or have just dropped by silently, is so very much appreciated and valued.

I feel sad now but I need to do this. Until our paths cross again, wishing you all much happiness and whatever else you wish for yourself.


Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Travel well,
May your road rise up to meet you.
I will send you an email.

8:13 am  
Blogger Stray said...

I think "I need to give as much of my time and energy to my off-line life to tackle the big tasks before me" is a fab, positive and constructive reason to put the blogging down for a little while. (Hoping it will be a little while).

Will send you an email, but good luck, and I understand the need to do this in a very black / white fashion - I can't do things by halves either!

8:37 am  
Blogger leslee said...

Mary, good luck with everything. Real life is way more important!

I have this blog on Bloglines, so if you update I'll see it.

11:49 am  
Blogger Dave said...

May your journey contain smiles and warmth. Let your path in this place call life lead you to the answers you seek.
I am sure we will talk again, if only in spirit.

2:34 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

If you do start a new blog, couldn't you simply put up a notice here so those of us who subscribe to the feed will see it? If not, please add me to your email notification list: bontasaurus (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Good luck to you.

3:39 pm  
Anonymous Jess said...

I'll be thinking of you and wishing you well, Mary. Great good luck in your new adventure! Sending you my email addy.

6:29 pm  
Blogger Sky said...

Cyberworld so often distract us from the real deal! Too often I spend time at this computer when I could be doing so many other things - but this is surely more fun than cleaning or laundry or weeding, requires less energy than shopping, and I don't even have to get dressed or comb my hair to do it! ;)

Mary, it has been such a nice experience finding you and your blog. You are brave in the challenges you create for yourself, always striving to find your best self. I admire you. I hope you will return one day and that when you do you will be happy in a new home enviornment and a new career. So much ahead of you...so many joys yet to be felt! May good luck and good health always keep you company.

Sky - sending email!

8:30 pm  
Blogger Pam in Tucson said...

mary - I love what stray said in response to your last post and sincerely echo it. I definitely want to be on your continuation list. I've so appreciated your blog for its honesty and thoughtfulness and for the English connection. I'll miss you and look forward very eagerly to your return. In the mean time, be well, be happy, play, rejoice, and experience the moment.

10:14 pm  
Blogger rdl said...

I understand completely as it is quite the distraction for me when I don't want to do a task at hand. But it is also a joy, creative and the friends i feel i've made, you included of course. Good luck with your move and I look forward to seeing you again in the future.

10:45 pm  
Blogger MB said...

Mary, the flesh-and-blood world is most important! You couldn't have given a more compelling reason for stopping. I hope it will be a brief hiatus, but I also expect you will take the time you need. I'll send you an email.

3:58 am  
Anonymous Natalie said...

Mary, me too, what they all said and put me on your list, my email is below (just remove the REMOVETHIS). All the very best to you in the 'real' world.

5:07 am  
Blogger Mary said...

Thank you all. I will be back, I know. I won't be able to stay away ....

9:49 am  
Blogger moira said...

Mary, I wish you the best of luck in attaining what you need right now and growing in a different direction. Hope to see you writing online again someday.

5:47 pm  
Blogger chuck said...

a bientôt...

9:21 pm  
Blogger john said...

von voyage !

2:08 am  
Blogger Patry Francis said...


5:19 am  
Blogger Mary said...

Moira, Chuck, John, Patry:

Thank you. (And welcome, John!)

6:58 am  
Blogger Becca said...

I've been super busy myself lately and missed this news of yours. I will miss your fabulous posts ... I found them thought-provoking and inspirational. Hoping we will hear from you again ... God's Peace!

3:44 am  
Blogger Mary said...

Thanks Becca .....

6:22 pm  
Blogger Endment said...

May you find joy and satisfaction in the tasks ahead.
Will look forward to hearing from you if and when you return!!!

6:06 pm  
Blogger Sonia said...

Mary, my best wishes to you and much success in anything you do!
I have your "A Breath of Air" on Bloglines, so if you update I'll know it. I hope to see you writing online again soon.
Many hugs!

12:05 am  
Blogger Mary said...

Thank you both, Endment and Sonia ....

6:03 am  
Blogger Michael Manning said...

Mary: It's good to step back and rejuvenate the soul. My Very Best to You and hope you are back soon!!!

4:45 pm  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Miss you and your posts!

1:41 pm  
Blogger Mary said...

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7:27 pm  
Blogger Mary said...

Michael: Indeed a step back is necessary at times. Thanks for your understanding and the kind comment.

Herhimnbryn: Thanks and a hug to you!

7:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find at times that I drift away from blogging, but something compels me to return. If you don't come back, then there is nothing for you here - in which case, good luck and thank you for the always insightful posts and thoughtful comments. I predict that there is still something for you here. ;)Perhaps that is wishful thinking, though only you can decide!

6:35 pm  
Blogger MB said...

I miss you.

5:57 pm  

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