This is the first time since we first began writing in March together that I haven’t been writing and posting a slice every day. It strikes me that my writing habits have changed in the last year or so and maybe that’s a good thing.
For years I kept a blog. Most mornings I’d write into the day, often in the darkness, with only my computer screen to guide me and make it easier for Tuvia to sleep. I always posted an image or more and let it lead me… and I published on my blog, on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and I usually had readers leave comments, but not always. It was more for me than anyone else. I needed to begin the day this way.
For the first two years after Tuvia died, I really couldn’t begin my day without a letter to him, and I needed readers/friends out there to comment or just click like on Facebook. Two years of letter, … and then in third year I kept writing but I could feel a shift happening… I didn’t need to write every day. I didn’t need to write to Tuvia. He was with me in .our new spiritual relationship and I moved my writing offline.
I worked on keeping a detailed journal of my life as I tracked my eating habits with a nutritionist. Of course life is never so simple as calories in, calories out and I wanted to understand my relationship with food and I turned to writing reflections to help me… and I came to Intuitive Eating last April.
Of course so much happened to me as I was coming to my 3rd year marker without Tuvia and a big birthday on the horizon. A trip to Cambodia, a new dynamic friend, a taste for a mission in life, plans to return for a longer stay in Thailand… and my writing continued through it all… but mostly it was private… or there was private writing and public writing… I shared daily posts on Facebook as I adventured in Thailand… and I kept writing…
Back home, there has been a long winter to deal with and no trip to help me through the worst part, the last legs of snow in February and March. .. So as I get to the end of this slice there’s more snow forecast for tomorrow and I’ve made adjustment in my plans and yes, I do feel spring trying to break out and it felt good to write this Slice 🙂
PS My images this morning mix present and past. I am fighting the deep freeze to celebrate the birth of a stage star 🙂 and keep a foot in the past… mudslides with Tuvia in Cancun.