It's been a hectic and emotional few weeks for me. My family and I moved house at the end of May, two days before our second baby was due to arrive. Thankfully she hung on for another week and was born on the 4th June. We had her home for two nights before she was taken back into hospital, where she stayed for another two weeks and three days.
She had to have an operation and was in intensive care for a few days, and it's probably the most heartbreaking thing my husband and I have ever been through.
I'm happy to say she is on the mend now, and is finally back at home with the rest of us, and I'm now taking the time to reflect a little on the whole experience.
It has made me think about what I have in my life, and what's important to me, and what I really want to do with myself in the future.
And that is to write. And of course, with writing comes the insecurities that go with it. I must admit I am a bit nervous about getting started with it again. It's been so long since I've put anything together I'm wondering if I still have it in me to do it. Even this post has me worrying about the quality of my skills, but I need to take the first steps in getting out there again.
And so that's what this is, my first tentative post back into the world that I've missed for the last few weeks.
I'm starting afresh at the beginning of a new month, writing a little each day and heading towards establishing a new routine involving family, babies and writing. I've cleared my backlog of unread blog posts and I'm ready to start catching up with you all again.
Thanks for having me back, I look forward to joining you all once again!
For more information on the amazing entity that is the Insecure Writers Support Group, click on the link and head over. Here you will find everyone else participating and it's well worth a browse to see what's everyone's insecurities are. Trust me, you're not alone, there are plenty of us on the same wavelength.
Happy IWSG Day!