Where I’ve Been…

I know many of you are probably wondering what happened to me. I’m usually really good at letting everyone know if I’m taking a hiatus whether planned or unplanned. I’ve gone over in my head what I would say and how much I would say to you when I decided to come back. I still don’t know, so I’m just going to go for it.

I don’t talk a lot about my family. I’m not very open online when it comes to them for several reasons. Some of you may know I have two brothers. One of my brothers unexpectedly passed away. It hasn’t been easy. I have so many thoughts running through my head. Our older brother was always so much older than us and so my brother and I were always super close. We fought so much growing up. So many of my childhood memories are irrevocably tied to him.

I’m still processing. I’m still hurting. But I missed this space. I missed all of you and the camaraderie. So I’m tentatively coming back because I think working on the blog will help me feel some kind of productive or at least help me focus on something else at least for a little while. I can’t promise you I will be here consistently or that I’ll always be on top of comments, but I want to be here. I’ve still got my Latinx Heritage Month series in my drafts and for now, that might be the only thing going up on my blog. I appreciate any offered condolences, but probably won’t be replying to most or maybe none of the comments for this post, just a heads up.

23 thoughts on “Where I’ve Been…

  1. Thank you for letting us know where you are, Alicia. I have always enjoyed your presence, and so have missed you. Take all the time you need and know that we are waiting in the wings to support you.

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  2. Oh Alicia, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Take whatever time you need – we’ll still be waiting for you when you’re ready to come back, and until then I’m sending lots of love to you and your family. ❀

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  3. I’ll keep this short so you don’t feel pressured to reply in any way shape or form. But, we all missed you and are thinking of you. Take all the time you need. You’re doing all you can, okay? Remember that, always.

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  4. I am so sorry Alicia! There is nothing you or I can do about death but it still punches us in the face even knowing thta’s unavoidable. I lost my dad 9 months ago. It was expected from a long illness. But I am still dealing with grief. It hits me at unexpected times. I think it will take a lot of time to grieve. So take all the time that you need to feel it and get better. Lots of love.

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  5. Alicia, this is such horrible news. Take all the time you need and do what feels right. I can’t even begin to imagine how you feel but just know that the blogging community will always be there for you and family comes first. Sending prayers and doggy kisses (because really, they help everything) your way.

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  6. I’m so sorry for your loss, Alicia! I can’t imagine how difficult that is to go through and I hope this space does give you the support and space you need to help during such a shitty time.

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  7. Alicia, I’m so sorry for you and your family. Take all the time you need. I’ll be thinking of you, and hope you find healing with those you love most, or here – and I think I speak for all of us when I say, we’re always around. ❀

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  8. I’m so sorry Alicia and wish I could offer better words of comfort… I’m also sorry I didn’t see this until now. I’m glad you have a space to process with and keep you busy, but please be kind to yourself as well. We’ll always be here to read whatever you post! Sending lots of hugs.

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