Monday, April 11, 2011

I'm BACK, Baby!

After many months away, I'm back, baby...

And I'm ready to do more than just blog.

This past year I took some much needed time to figure out what it was I really wanted.  I spent time relaxing, spent time with my husband, hanging out and reconnecting, and spent time doing something other than writing.

What?! you say?  I know!

I didn't worry about writing for several months.  And strangely enough, I think I'm a better writer and artist for it.  I burned out.

One of my main problems, and also main strengths, is that when I believe in something, I go full out.  I go balls-to-the-walls crazy trying to make it happen.  That's what happened with my writing:  I was so focused on where I wanted to end up, I wasn't paying attention to the moments I was letting pass me by.  I stressed myself out to the point where it wasn't fun anymore.

And isn't that the whole point?  Don't writers write because they love it?

Since I didn't love it anymore, I took a break.  I painted, I sculpted, I watched TV... and most importantly, I learned to cut myself some slack.

I've come to a lot of realizations this year, and have actually made an exciting decision ;).  More on that as the week progresses, but I wanted to check in now and say that I, Becca Knight, am BACK.

I love blogging, I love writing, and I'm ready to do it all over again.  This time, with balance.

Let me ask you:  how have YOU been, readers?  :)  It's good to be back!


William said...

Balance is a hell of a thing to maintain, and I can completely identify with what you're saying.

Most importantly, let the stories flow!

Rebecca Knight said...

Thanks, William! :) I'm glad I'm not the only one experiencing a balancing act as of late.

Tere Kirkland said...

Hey, Becca! You're back! Yay!

Weirdly enough, I was just thinking about digging up your email address to check on you, so I'm so glad to see this post pop up in my reader.

Congrats on your exciting decision, and I can't wait to hear more about it! Have a great week!

Rebecca Knight said...

Hi, Tere! How sweet are YOU? :) Thanks for thinking of me.

Abby Annis said...

Becca!!! So glad you're back! I've really missed you! Can't wait to hear about your exciting decision. :)

Rebecca Knight said...

Aw, yay! :D I missed you, too!

It's such a good feeling today to be reconnecting with some of my favorite people :). I hope life has been going well!