Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My Lament

I've been away for a long time. I have missed blogland, and my friends here, but I didn't feel like I had anything to say. That and I let life consume me. Kind of like a ravenous teenager breaking their fast.

I wanted to come back so I thought about what I would actually say. What kind of post should it be? Nothing exciting is really happening. There's nothing to share. I could post something profound like some of my friends do. (And you know who you are, BTW) No. I never think of anything profound. What I'm thinking about? Yeah. That's what I'll post. What I've been thinking about. Well, the following is it. If you can make it through the next couple of paragraphs,I think you won't be disappointed. Just follow the link. It applies to me in more ways than one. Maybe it will for you, too.

While training to run a 5K, I have continually suffered from repeated injuries. It has been frustrating to start over again and again.

I've also struggled with writing. As I repeatedly sat with Alphasmart in hand staring into space, typing nothing, I questioned this as a wise career choice for me.

I've felt like life has dealt me one blow after another. But there have been a few things that have brought some peace and inspiration.

One, a quiet visit with a friend;
Two, a lesson on prayer;
Three, the Ensign;
Four, my sweetheart;
Five, sweet little Enjay;
And last, but not least, this:
When I feel alone . . .


  1. Oh. I just love that link. I've watched it with my daughter before. Sister Dalton is so cool.

    So glad to see you in Blogland Shari. It's been too long. You're more profound than you realized. I'm telling you, you are the calm in the storm. Just sitting next to you relaxes me.

    Hope running hasn't let you down there are lots of other great exercises to do that are more tender on the joints.

    Miss you.

  2. Shari you are so wonderful! I wish you lived closer and think your writing is wonderful. Chin up and know that there are many people on your sidelines that are rooting for you! Including all those crazies in your Romance Writer's class!

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  4. I feel your lament. I try when I feel like that to remember that blessings and moments of peace are preceeded by trials of faith.

  5. Shari, your life is more fascinating than you think. When I am in your company, I feel contented, like Kristi said. How do you do that?

    As for writing, I go through spurts like that. Keep at it; you have something important to say to the world that is just all your own.


  6. Thank you my wonderful friends for your support. You have no idea how much it means to me. I love you all!!!

  7. Yay! Your back! I love your posts. I had never seen that link before. And yes...It did make me cry. =)

    It's so good to hear from you!

  8. Thank you for this, Shari. I haven't the words to tell you how I needed it. Thank you.
    I'm so very glad you're back.

  9. OH Shari,

    I love that video. I am glad to see you back. I have had my ups and downs, and eventhough it is a though thing to go through, it makes you stronger.

  10. I've missed you too! And Kristi and Jewel are right. You are a calm in the hurricane of life. I'm so glad to see you back and even more grateful to call you friend!


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