It's been awhile. I'm ashamed to admit. But with the hustle and bustle of getting the school year started, family life, work, and normal bumps in the road that tend to throw me off, here I am 2 1/2 months later, with nothing but me, my earbuds, and my laptop. I remember this feeling. My small moment of mental seclusion. "Hello, old friend."
I definitely have a lot to write about from the past few months, but I'm gonna use this tool to eventually get it out, because I feel this pressure in me building up. I literally had to take some Tylenol before I sat down. The more you get to know me, you'll know that I'm really quite transparent about who I am. I'm open about my joys in life, my flaws, my strengths, and my weaknesses. And I use this blog as a tool to not bottle it up, in the hopes that it reaches who it needs to reach.
Sometimes it's hard to let the light in you shine. Everyone has their moments of darkness, but there's usually a little spark still left in us, and it's up to us to make that spark into a flame. This can be easier said than done at times. But that's where I'm at. There's been moments of darkness recently, but there have also been moments of joy, life, and love.
You know that children's song "This Little Light of Mine"? It's pretty relevant as an adult too. It's up to us to say "I'm gonna let it shine." And that's where I'm at today. Because it's very easy for me to close myself off to the world and shut down. Isolation is a distant friend that I try to limit my association with, but she pops up every once in awhile. So this is my way of turning her away and letting the joy within shine out.
I'll keep this short and sweet today. Just wanted to get back on the wagon and say that I'm still here and I'm still shinin'. :)