Dear readers and friends who may come across me here. I'm thinking about how my blog Secrets turns 9 in March. Yes nine!
Hard to take that on board since I have been missing for some of these later years as it hasn't been possible to post because of the illness.
When I began Secrets blogging was in its early days, and all it was was a place to record your personal thoughts, a bit like a diary with pictures and valued links.
It would've been difficult to foresee that it would become such a big thing on the Internet and that businesses brands and celebrities would all go on to have their own.
I feel a little sad that I haven't been able to continue here as I might have. But at the same time I treasure the connections and friendships that sprang from those early years, many of which remain.
I think there's such a wider pool now of bloggers that it must be at once easier yet also harder to find your voice and connect with others in the same "family".
So what about me personally. Well the last 4 or 5 years have been tough and I have been worse with the ME (or CFS) that I have had since I was young.
It's meant I have been confined to my home, and then lately fully to bed again for the last 2 years. And during this time it's been v hard emotionally.
There are aspects to this which in time I may talk about some more.
For now though Im not getting out of bed, and am still very weak. And even returning to thinking about typing and posting here has highlighted that.
But, at the same time there's a bit of need for some expression, something that I don't always have many outlets for.
Though when I wrote a long letter to friends lately, and had such a supportive response. It made my heart feel open by having expressed how I had been feeling and what I had been coping through, and it reminded me of how much I miss writing too.
I am not sure what I will post here, but in that respect it's similar to when I started the blog in spring 2007.
I know there's a whole plethora of reasons why people blog these days, but my own small reasons are to continue this as just a little space to share my words and write about the small things that mean something to me.
It'd be nice to go back to sharing prettiness and peacefulness with you in time, or talk about things that have been guiding or supporting me.
Thank you if you have journeyed along with me from past years, or if you've just found me by chance lately.
Let me hear your voice in the comments.
Even a tiny hello ...you are so valued,
In love and light
Photo is a screen shot of what Google displays for my blog, it's a collage of my own photos from here and Instagram along side things I have featured over the years in posts, but I liked the way the colours all sat alongside one another and summed up my blog.