Coming Back from Writer’s Block

I want to say I’m sorry that I haven’t been blogging recently, but the truth is, something really upsetting happened and I just couldn’t write. I still don’t really have the words to explain, but I’ll give it a go.

My grandmother had seen the seasons come and go over the past 95 years, but this winter was her last. She was very old, frail, and suffered horribly with arthritis. At 95 years old, her death was not unexpected. You could say that she had a  long life. But no matter how old a family member is when they go, their departure is always a shock. It’s as if you can mentally prepare yourself for them to die of old age, but when it actually happens, it still shocks your spirit to the core.

Whenever I’m upset I find it difficult to write, take photos, or generally express myself creatively. It’s as if the emotional upheaval disturbs my ability to be creative. I’m sure that I’m not the only blogger who has experienced this particular type of writer’s block, but sometimes it feels as if I am. And then the longer you leave a blog alone, the harder it becomes to get it going again. So thank you for reading this, and I hope that you can bear with me while I get back in the writing groove again.

Lauren x