I have been hiding out. I know I have. My posts here have gotten so sporadic- I am sure no one knows where I am. The fact is- I have been living in a “STRESS-POOL” at work and my method of coping is to withdraw socially. It’s a bad habit learned through years of having to be the new kid at school and necessary self-sufficiency.
I am usually a “can do” positive person who normally doesn’t just think of the glass as half-full- I think of it as eternally refillable!
But, I have had notes from friends expressing concern that I have withdrawn and then, when my little sister called to ask if I was okay because she hadn’t seen much from me here, I had to accept that maybe I need to let others know what is going on with me. I have a wonderful husband, a terrific family and lovely friends who love and support me but my personality (or ego) always says “I can do it myself- I don’t need help from anyone.”
Yet, while I do think it is good to be self-reliant, I have come to realize that there is a fine line between that and shutting others out when what I really want is connection. This is very hard for me to admit… So here goes:
“Hi, my name is Gabi and I am not an island unto myself.” whew- hard….
I really adore sharing what I create here and the connection I have found with people all over the world who are kind enough to contact me and let me know they are enjoying reading this blog. As I approach the two year anniversary of The Feast Within I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you all! Thanks for your friendship- I’ll try to be a better communicator in future.
I am so happy that it is Spring and I adore the little Saturn peach tree we planted last fall. The picture is one of its blossoms from a month ago -now we have little furry, fuzzy peaches growing.
I have lots of catching up to do and a ton of things to share. Thanks for hanging in here.