On Picking Up After a Hiatus

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Do you find it difficult to return to something after being “gone” for a while? Reading again after a busy season, or returning to housework after a vacation, or starting to exercise again after being sick?

I’m awful at it. 

Which means it’s challenging for me to get back to posting after being “gone” for a while. It’s silly, I guess. But I feel like a failure and think I need to apologize (neither of which make for interesting reading, I’m afraid), and I’m rusty and out-of-the-routine.

But I’m glad to be back, back to Oman and back to the blog, and back to some semblance of routine. Last Thursday we had a roof-top celebration of Thanks overlooking the Oman Gulf and then we feasted again in a nearby town with friends we’ve had for over a decade.

Having long-time friends in the Gulf is certainly something I’m thankful for.

Since you’re being so nice about my absence and all, I give you a humiliating video of me being ridiculous about some baby sea turtles. (You’ll have to pardon B’s iPhone video skills; I forgot to remind him about the whole horizontal-orientation thing.)

Oh, and just in case you need more baby sea turtles in your life, here’s what my purse looks like with a dozen or so wriggling babes.

So that’s me. What have you been on hiatus from that you need to get back to?

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  • Bianca December 4, 2013, 4:38 pm

    I struggled with the whole being-gone-so-long-that-I-don’t-want-to-come-back. But then I realized I was assuming I was letting readers down and to do that I would have to have readers! Ha! Not saying you don’t or that I don’t but I realized that maybe it’s a good thing to be sparse in my presence. It makes the heart grow fonder and really, sometimes I’m annoyed at daily posts sent to my email because they overwhelm me. I don’t know that anything I had to say was helpful or even worthwhile, but I guess I just wanted to say it.
    And those baby turtles? Oh my word – soooo cute!!
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    • amber black December 10, 2013, 12:54 am

      Bianca, I’m so in agreement with you here. I’m honestly just encouraged when bloggers take a break, because I assume they need it. And I guess I’m just such an “at your leisure” kind of person that I’m fine not “hearing” from someone for a while and then glad to hear back whenever life allows.

      Love knowing I’m not the only one who feels this way!