If you follow my blog, you will have noticed my silence as of late. Yes, I have been quite silent and may not have a lot to say at the moment still, but I wanted to start writing again.
First, I shall explain that I have been out of town for work, been ill, trying out new medications, and have also been overcome by some emotion or other over the past month that have lead to my silence. It was not for lack of wanting to share or lack of inspiration, but every time I tried to sit and write, I fell into a block of words. Nothing would come to me.
So, instead, I focused on some other things. One of my favorite things in this world is photography. I have gotten back into photography in the subject matter that got me hooked to begin with – nature photography. It is not just about sharing a photograph about this flower or that sky, but it is about capturing the sense of emotion that is held in each scene I witness – and the calming effect it has on me.
Along with photography, I have been writing more in a quote book where I write down little vignettes as they come to me. Between them and the photographs, I have been putting them together and sharing on my public Instagram account, @thedoctorrobyn. I use this account mainly for taking photos of my Funko Pops! collection, but have started to express this other creative side. It has given me great joy, to say the least.
Lastly, I am drafting out ideas to continue my writing. I have gone through some experiences, especially within the last year, where I have become more and more drawn to engage in discussion over some pivotal topics in our culture. I am currently outlining and drafting some material for a new blog, focused on my views as a professional woman who lives in a challenging time and location. I will be sure to write up something to introduce this new blog when the timing is right.
Between photographing the world, writing, and sharing my isms, I have found a good foundation for getting back to who I truly am. There is nothing more peaceful than recognizing yourself, being happy with that, and celebrating that you have been through another battle and have come out better for it. I still have my quite sad moments, still question, and am still searching, but I feel more comfortable in my own skin. For that, I am ever thankful.
Alas, here is an image where I used a quote from a previous blog post, The fire inside.
I will continue to share these and use them as inspiration for blog posts in the future.
Thank you to everyone who has continually shown their support.