Hi Blog, I've really missed you.
It's been quite the month here in the life-of-me, and I have on many, many occasions wanted to write here about it. Over the past year, this blog has become a nice little vacation spot for me: a place to reflect, to pause, to ramble and to creatively recharge by sharing my little stories with you.
I really needed those things, because about a month ago, the band broke up. It had been coming for a long time, we all knew it was inevitable, but it was still sad when it finally happened. Venus Murphy has been a major part of my life and my identity for the last seven years, and, even though it was the right thing, it still... well, it still sucked.
Just as I was getting ready to write about that, something else happened that, well, made the end of a celtic band not such a big deal anymore. I'm not going to talk about it, because it's not my story to tell. But it was one of those "before it happened / after it happened" sort of events: a weekend that made everything else in my life snap into sharp perspective and made me appreciate the difference between Important and Not Important in an absolutely crystal clear way. Everything is fine now, but it's been pretty all-consuming. I am changed, in the way I actively treasure the things that are truly important.
But I missed you dear blog, and I'm back now. A little tired, a little shell-shocked, but a little better and a little wiser. Nice to see you again.