As April is coming to a close, it has dawn on me that I have not written a single word on my main blog since January of this year. The sudden realization of the lack of inspirational words from my own existence has given me pause for reflection.
At the start of 2012, I had no idea that my blogs would suffer terribly this year. I had full intentions to write often, and I was going strong with my Journeys Through Meditation category. I even started a new blog called Year In Reading.
Then, tragic events began to unfold, and I started to lose focus. How could I write inspirational advice to others when my own life was being bogged down with the heartaches of this world?
Due to legal issues, I am unable to go into detail of what my family has been going through. However, I found it to be a constant struggle to keep my head above water. Many nights of tears, heartache, and pain had left me drained of all creativity. I could barely focus on my current writings, and I seemed to have lost my muse along the way.
The only things that have kept me sane were my friends and family who kept me busy; distracting my mind from the events that have consumed my days. I even began ghost writing for a couple of friends. I noticed that it was easier to write when I was detached from the subject at hand.
However, I take comfort in knowing that blogging about The 17 Day Diet last year is still going strong and continues to be a hot topic among the search engines these days. My main blog is still receiving an average of over 600 views per month despite my lack of published works.
In time, when things have settled down at home, I will be able to write those cheerful inspirational stories my fans love so much. But, in the meantime, I am searching for those inspirational stories to help me in my hour of need.
Many of my friends have expressed that meditation will help with the healing process, and I have continued to do so. I am beginning to feel my muse, again, and will once more pick up the pen and write about my meditational journey. This time it will be with a new perspective, and a new goal in mind. And maybe one day, I will be able to look back and write about this journey; offering hope and guidance to those who share my experiences.
In the meantime, I wish everyone well. Hug your family and keep them close. They are the most precious things in your life and will be with you in your greatest hour of need. Guide those who need guidance, protect those who need protection, comfort those who need compassion, and love them always!
Stacy N. Elliott