It’s been six months since I’ve written in this blog. The last time was about the disappearance of my young cousin, Ian Burnet who vanished in New York City last December. There is still no further clues. It felt a little bit like the wind was knocked out of me and I needed a break from thinking in general. Lately, though, I’ve missed the connections that I’ve made with all of you and maybe it’s time to start again.
This time, I’m going to keep it short and just be myself. That seems to be the strongest, lingering change after Ian’s disappearance. I can’t work up the enthusiasm to create large pieces that aren’t fun or don’t really reflect me. Success used to really drive me forward but now, I’m happy just writing and I’m even happier when it’s more like letters back and forth between the readers and myself. Thank you for all of the well-wishes, prayers and even texts I’ve gotten from people who wanted to let me know I was remembered as well.
It’s time to step back into the pool but with a little more thoughtfulness about what really matters. There’s a lot of catching up to do. I’ve finally stuck to a diet plan and lost 55 pounds, joined a running group, found a great online budget. That’s just a start, you’ll see.Let me know what you’re up to and we can start the conversation all over again.