Hello all. I’ve been meaning to tune in here for a few days and explain my abrupt and prolonged absence, but somehow I kept putting it off, not really knowing how to go about it. I’ve considered just not saying anything because I don’t want to create a big fuss, but at the same time I feel like I’ve grown very close to my permanent readers and have a need to give you some explanation for my disappearance, just like I’ve been giving my “real-life” friends in the last few days.
A few moments after I wrote the last post, I received a phonecall telling me that my grandma had passed away. Apart from the emotional upheaval, this also meant an abrupt change to my April plans and for the last ten days or so my life has been quite topsy-turvy. And I haven’t felt like blogging much either.
I am now slowly emerging from all that, and I guess it’s time to come back here as well. While my mood is still slightly gray, there is sunshine popping back out from behind, and we’ll be returning to business as usual (here’s a little sneak of things to come).
In the end – just a small request. I know most of you will want to write kind words and give support – but to be honest I’d prefer if we could skip that conversation. My aunt said yesterday that she was dreading going back to work precisely because of having to face all the expressions of condolences, no matter how sincerely and supportingly meant, and I know what she means. I know you feel for every member of our little community, and I assure you I feel the support even without words. So, instead of writing under this post, be assured that they your words are as good as written, and rather go and read the story about my grandma written a year ago. Thank you. Hugs.