Thursday, October 24, 2013

Goodbye.


I know there are very few of you still out there, but i still feel the need to say goodbye.  This is not a safe place for me anymore.  My daughter found me here, by googling the names of my cats, and although i doubt she is interested enough to check in, she might.  I have things to say that i don't want her knowing.

Plus i foolishly gave the address to a few real life friends, one of whom keeps asking me if my therapist considers it "normal" for me to be taking this long to "get over it."

I don't know where i will go, but i need to be able to write without censoring myself.  

Except for the occasional troll, i have treasured each of your comments.  You have no idea what this blog has meant to me.

Okay, maybe you do.

Peace, courage, love and safe travels.

23 comments:

Bob said...

I have missed, and will miss, you. I wish you a healthy, happy life full of the joy you deserve.

take good care.

Anonymous said...

timberdawn sez:
And this is why I do not blog. But I have cried with you, been outraged with you and laughed with you, although it is entirely possible that I may have never commented. I'm of a technology challenged mindset, knowing some, but not knowing enough about how to protect myself, even though I long to write also. Wishing you the absolutely very best possible - on your own time schedule.

Anonymous said...

I will miss you. I have enjoyed your blog for a long time. I wish you good luck in finding happiness again.

Anne said...

I have never met you in "real life," but I will miss you too. I have enjoyed knowing you through your blog. And I too wish you good luck and happiness in the future.

Magpie said...

I feel for you. Be well, and stay in touch if it's something you'd like.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for saying goodbye! It's always disconcerting when good bloggers just stop writing all of a sudden.

I never met you, but I have felt for you throughout everything you've gone through. Do what you need to do, and enjoy the good vibes and well wishes your readers are sending your way.

--Elsk

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed many parts of your blog and I will miss it. I have not met you, or your "real life friend" who said that. I just want to mention that MAYBE that person IS a real friend, who spoke up because he/she cares and is concerned. Sometimes we should hear and heed the things that we don't want to. And therapists are not always right. Either way, best of luck to you and I wish you a good life.

Lynnea said...

You will be greatly missed. But the safety of expressing your feelings openly is an understandable necessity.
I am sad now. Thank you for being there for me, for all your wisdom here and for just being you no matter how strong or vulnerable you felt. You're an amazing person I'm better for knowing.

Princess in Galoshes said...

I will miss your writing so much, Meno. Best of luck, if you'd ever like to stay in touch, please do. You have my email. It's been a good ride, these blogs, despite the downs. I wish you all the best.

PiG

Anne said...

I don't know how this works, or if it would provide you the security you need, but there is some way of blogging with access limited to only visitors who sign in with your approval. If expressing yourself to a trusted limited readership would be important to you, this might be something you'd like to look into.

Dick said...

I will miss you. As one of the anonymous ones have said, it is good that you let us know you are stopping writing. I need to do the same thing on my blog as the original reason for it no longer applies. And do remember that like seasons, even as we are entering the dreariness of fall and winter, spring and summer will return. Good things come to Good People and you, my friend, are a Good Person.

Diane said...

i discovered you from another blog's recommendation and felt like I was getting to know you fro your blog. A silly notion, I guess. I will mis you, but think of you often. Take good care.

Marshamlow said...

I have enjoyed our blogging interaction very much over the years. It has been awhile since either of us has blogged regularly. I will miss you and hope that you find happiness and bliss in your writing and in life. If you find another more anonymous place to write shoot me an email so we can stay in touch.

Anonymous said...

Dear Meno, I haven't checked back here in awhile, having abandoned my own blog, but I think of you often. I will miss your rants and raves and I wish you the best. I felt for a long time as though I knew you, I always wished we lived closer to one another. Take care, friend. <3

Holly

mischief said...

I was hoping you would change your mind.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I have been absent myself from the blog world for a very long time because I, too, can't "get over it." I haven't written anything since last July, I think, nor visited any of my friends. And you are a friend despite the circumstances by which we know each other. I send you warmest wishes for the great joy you so deserve, and for every happiness now and always.

lily cedar said...

I was just going to start doing the dishes and you popped into my head for some reasons. It's Deb from TiredMummy and ShadowBoxwer, all long gone now. My family found me as well. I didn't feel the need to stand naked in front of them. I'm now here as Lily. I hope you're still writing. Take care woman.

Andrea Frazer said...

Oh, no, are you still gone? I am going through old blog posts and forgot about you, Meno, and now I remember! I hope you are well????? WRite if you can! Andrea

Mrs4444 said...

Popped over while reading an old post of my own. I hope this finds you well and happy. If you're blogging somewhere, don't be afraid to email the link to me.

Sari said...

Hello.

Facebook has a goofy thing that brings up old posts (if you want to look at them) and I found an old blog post of mine today. On looking at the post, I saw a comment from you and clicked on it. I quit blogging (not really on purpose, though it turned into that) before you and just sort of faded away from blog world. I wanted to say I hope you're doing well now and that you're feeling better, these few years later. I always enjoyed "knowing" you online and if you happen to see this, I am sending you my good thoughts and wish for your happiness. xo

- sari (rhymes with Mary from the geek inside)

Mrs4444 said...

So bizarre; just received a popup notification that I had left a comment on this post (two years ago, but nevermind that). Hope this finds you well and happy, Meno :)

Mrs4444 said...

I get it now; I subscribed to comments for this post (which I almost never do). Peace.

Sari said...

Hello! I'm not blogging anymore. I started blogging to get into practice for writing because what I really wanted was to write a book (which I'm doing) but if you want to find me on FB it's under my name (Sari Philipps). You should look look me up. ❤️