Happy New Year to you all. I hope everyone's had a wonderful Christmas with magical memories. Our house has been quietly decorated in a peaceful ambiance, though with all I have laid out before me over the next few months, I have felt ready to get back to normality, more so than last year. Mind you, what is normal in this house I have yet to discover. I've missed the blog. It's been a nice rest and a break that was no doubt desperately needed, but I need to rekindle the flame with my creative passion, put words down and bring my online presence back to life. There have been a few fellow bloggers on breaks throughout December, some have stopped altogether. The end of blogging was almost upon me until I read your incredibly supportive comments, then it made me see this blogging lark from a new angle.
I've been ridiculously engrossed in my lack of technical skills - in other words, I got a little obsessed with it. So many of you have made me realise that even though blogging has changed over the years, it isn't necessarily in a negative way. We can see blogging as enjoyable or as morbid as we like; and I fear I was going down the latter route, thus bringing a dark cloud over Crystal Jigsaw and the inevitable storm that would follow. But I'm mistress of my own blog, I decide what to write, what to publish, where to promote. I might choose to join in on these new all-singing-all-dancing platforms one day, then again, I might not. Who knows what's in store for 2013?
I've had my break, I've enjoyed the rest and I feel like I've revived that passion I once had for this fascinating world of blogging. So, here I am. Back with a vengeance, taking no shit and trying hard to keep Crystal Jigsaw alive. And the only way I'm going to be able to do that is blog how I want; to not feel a need to 'join in'; to spend a little time sorting through photographs and put them in new folders; to tell you about the farm, my new book, Amy, The Farmer, my life. That's why I created Crystal Jigsaw. Maybe I'll write some paranormal posts too, the ones I used to write in the early days about my forever-spiritually-active house. I used to love writing those posts. They weren't always well received, but they gave me pleasure. I love a challenge and apart from having a life of them, looking forward to a fresh start has to be a good thing. Right?