It's been a while... How have you been?
No really - I want to know... If you are reading this, you are probably one of few who know me very well. Have we talked lately? Face to face? FaceTime? In person? If not - I've meant to. It's been a hard shift here... You, too?
I set out on a journey when we moved here to Savannah. I wanted to be more intentional. I wanted to love my new community well. I wanted to build stronger relationships. I wanted to be supportive of my loved ones. And somehow, in hot pursuit - I've felt more alone. The deeper I dug into the things that were important - the further I knew I needed to go. You don't realize how much of yourself you pack into boxes - for later - until you strip down all the other layers. That said - you've probably noticed that my personal Facebook account is gone. I've not been on instagram since March 1st. There have been no tweets since long before that. My breakup with distraction has been like any other breakup. At first, I felt free. Liberated. And then - lonely. Isolated. It's been a rough transition - I'll be honest. I'm having to redefine how I do business. And reconnect with my friends. And invent new ways to meet people. I'm an introvert. This has been the hardest. But back to those boxes... One by one, opened and dealt with... I began to see that I already know myself better than anyone else. I know I need slow. I do best one on one. Less is always more with me. Quality over quantity. So here I am. Back to where I started. Writing and connecting with you - those of you who CHOOSE to be here. Instead of chasing down followers and likes, and constantly comparing my progress to everyone else's. My story is taking it's own path. And I miss sharing it with you. Here. And in person. And over the phone or text or email. Connection is very important to me. And I hope to do better.
So tell me - Right here, right now - in this place... how are you? How have you been?