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It's been a long day without you, my blog

 I stepped away from my blog a bit longer than I expected to. I meant what I said in my last post, about being excited to come back and recap my Chicago trip and I still plan to do that.
 
Here is what I have come up with:
+ vacation mind set
+ typical summertime blog lag
+ busy busy bee daily work life

=absent blog gal
 
Butttt!  We shall resume to regularly scheduled programming soon kids.
This is me loving blogging from an elevator in Chicago. Ok, maybe it's just me loving Chicago but I swear I was thinking of blogging about this!

I love blogging.  However, I learned long ago to listen to myself about not forcing the cause. I'm starting to feel the creative itch and need for my outlet again so we're right on track to climbing out of this slump.
 
It's funny; I get tired from other daily happenings so I end up straying from my creative expressions, but then ultimately learn over and over again that I need those creative areas to keep me moving and not getting tired.  Weird, right?  Totally.
Thank God for tons of fun and creative Instagram photo challenges these days (Here's looking at you gals Kristin, Jordyn, and Helene--THANK YOU!).  That has helped me stay expressive and feed my creativity to get through my blog break.
I feel better already for es-plaining myself, as Ricky Ricardo would say, and look forward to getting back to the land my friends.  Talk soon.

Until we meet again,
M

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