Having spent the last 42 years of my life living in South Florida, I’ve gotten used to certain weather patterns. The winters are mild, and we are lucky if we get to wear a sweater three or four days a year. The onset of spring brings high temperatures and unbearable humidity. Summer heralds hurricane season. Over the years, I’ve learned how to prepare, and how not to panic. I’ve seen a lot of terrible storms hit. I’ve been lucky. I’m grateful.
The latest storm in my life has nothing to do with weather, however. High angry winds have blown the empty nest blog apart, and I am forced, for very personal reasons, to discontinue this particular venture.
I thank my followers for your loyalty, your comments and your criticisms. You have all made me a better writer. It is time, though, to redirect my energies in a different direction, one in which I will have total freedom to write what I want, and not be censored or edited.
The storm is over. The weather is calm. I’m grateful. Its my turn to blow off a little steam!