I received an email earlier this week from a dear friend in New Zealand. I’m sure she won’t mind me revealing these details – the subject line read “Where are you?” and the first six words of the message read “Dear Chrissy, I’m missing your blogs”.
It’s been about four weeks since I’ve written and yes I’ve been busy with the girls being home from school but I’ve also been struggling a bit…I’ve been “missing”. Missing my family; missing New Zealand; missing Antwerp; missing my friends in New Zealand and Belgium; and missing who I was before I became a parent.
At times like this I tend to retreat from the keyboard, perhaps not wanting to shatter the illusion of the super exciting expat life. Don’t get me wrong. there are so many wonderful things about this life we are living but there are also times when, simply put, it sucks!
My friend’s lovely email was a good reminder of what is to me the best thing about writing the blog – how it keeps me connected to all those people that I miss. I get a great deal out of writing these posts, but the email reminded me that my readers get something out of it too.
So unfortunately I don’t have a post all about our week at the beach in South Carolina…but if you click on the link to my Flickr photos you will find lots of pics – all with captions.
And here’s a sneak peek at my new project about which I promise to write more soon…
Take care everyone. Sending lots of love xxx