Welcome: A New Day

You found me!  Thanks for wandering over one way or another- I’d love you to stay and chat a while.  Pull up a chair, get comfy.  Have some coffee, or some wine and I’ll join you.

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I spent just over two years writing and sharing on a blog site that will always hold my heart.  But sometimes you outgrow your first love, and realize that you’ll always look back with fond memories, but know it’s time to move on.  That site wasn’t just a place I stopped now and then.  It was a place where I began to share my thoughts and feelings, as a real form of therapy.  Up until I began sharing there, I found it much easier to ignore the hurt and loss, and keep plugging ahead.  It was easier.  This sharing stuff is not easy.  There are days I question myself, and days I want to stay silent.  And sometimes I do.

But the reason I keep writing is no longer just to help me.  Now I write in the hope that someone else who’s in a dark place can see that glimmer of hope.

Moving here was another step in my growth- setting up the right tools to be able to share more.  Just a few months ago I realized I was writing but not reaching out to find those who could most use the words.  Once I began reaching out, so many more of you came.  As many in four months as had come in two years.  If you’ve been with me from day 1 or just finding me today- thanks for joining me, and I truly hope you’ll be back.  Let’s go through this together.  Me and you.

Comments

  1. Congratulations on your new beautiful blog. Looks great and you have lots of inspiring information. So enjoy this new day!
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  2. Delia @ Blog Formatting says:

    Congrats on this new blog, Anita, looks great! Hope it will grow soon 🙂
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  3. Anita,
    I love love love the new look. Congratulations, friend. It’s truly beautiful and so comfortable and welcoming. Love love love it. You truly are an inspiration for those who are in a dark place and I’m glad that I, for one, found you.

    PS – followed you on Pinterest. Also, your Facebook page still has the old blog URL (just a reminder because I’d want somebody to remind me!)
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    • Thanks Kristi- I’m loving the new look! And THANK YOU! for reminding me about the link- would never make it without friends 🙂

  4. Caroline says:

    Hello Anita – your site has a lovely calm feel to it – made me want to stay around.
    How awful it must be to have not seen your brother for so long and to be wondering…
    But how wonderful that you have turned it into such a positive light.
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  5. Best wishes on the new blog! Enjoyed peeking at your Pinterest boards, as well. 🙂
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  6. I love your message of hope and light in the darkness! Looking forward to reading more.
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    • Thanks Cheryl! I’m working on a healthier lifestyle, and made massive changes to my eating earlier this year- look forward to checking out that post.

  7. Hi Anita,
    Beautiful post! It’s so nice that you display such a positive attitude. I’m sure your example provides lots of help, inspiration, and reassurance to all your readers. Where do you suppose all this blogging will take you?
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    • Thanks so much Robbie- I don’t know for sure where it will take me, but my dream is to write and speak full time. For now, I’m honored to be doing it as much as I can, knowing that with the financial challenges that come with having a husband with a disabling chronic illness, that my ‘real job’ is a blessing, and if I can help my family more one day while helping others, I’ll be thrilled.

  8. Keith DuBarry says:

    Thank you for sharing this, Anita! Truly, writing can help people navigate themselves out of their darkness (whatever it may be). I wish you all the best luck! Best wishes, Anita!
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  9. Hi Anita,

    Just came across your blog now, love the way you write, will be following you on your new site ;0)

    Naomi

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