Oh hello, old friend. Has it ever been a while.
How are you? How goes the story of your life when it comes to love, dating, and mining the field of relationships? I’ve missed you, dear reader. And I hope you’ve missed me too.
I owe you a love letter, of sorts. One of those words of wisdom notes to put up and out about the times that I’ve failed to be here for you when you’ve searched for me, for this site, to do just that. For a while blonde, bronzed, twentysomething was a place you could come to at just about any point of your night, your day, your relationship, your life, to seek some words of wisdom, to relate, or to feel just a little more in control than maybe you felt before signing in, reading on and checking out.
So sure, I haven’t been on here lately. I’ve been working and hustling and writing for a slew of pubs whose content I’ve admired and been inspired by for years on end and who for some reason unbeknownst to me have commissioned me to write for them.
And goddamn, am I ever honoured. So ever honoured to have the opp to contribute to these publs whose content has shaped my sense of self for a long as I can remember. I feel challenged and am likely happier than I should be when – after pitching – an editor is not only willing to assign me a piece, but does so and pays me to do what I love and to share my voice.
So yes, BBTS has sat on the back burner. And yes, I’ve been craving writing and sharing my journey with you loyal readers who have been following along since day one (!). And so, once I get more organized, I’ll begin to share all my published content here and fill you TF in.
But in the mean time, I just wanted to drop you a line to remind you that – though I’ve been more silent than ever – I will forever be your cheerleader, and will forever be here if you or your heart so need.
It’s a Saturday night in the dog days if summer and I’ve had A day. I woke up in a sensitive state of sorts and as the day has unfolded I’ve caught myself being caught up with plots any storylines racing though my ever-so-imaginative gemini mind. I’ve felt up and down and hurt and happy and a whole ‘merry-go-round of feeling around’ feelings that have made me immediately recall how easy it is to get trapped in the state of the human psyche. For better. For worse.
But with deep breaths and the reminder that ‘this to shall pass,’ comes a sense and a state of calm. Which is why I decided to sign in and write this shit out.
And I encourage you to write shit out too. Not on a public forum/blog like I am per se. But in a notebook or in your iPhone notes or in a save-draft email to yourself, or whatever works.
When things get hard or mentally exhausting, it feels ever so pleasant to just jot that shit down and let it go like a flower floating by on a river-bend.
After writing and unwinding after a day that feels like A DAY, I play some good vibe tunes, put on my fave pj set, sip a green tea, and dose off while reading whatever book I’m currently basking in (tonight it’s ‘Here Kitty, Kitty by Jardine Libaine.)
What do you guys do to unwind? Do any of you still follow BBTS? Would so love to hear from you.
xo jenny jen