Thursday, October 7, 2010

our hiatus

Sophie and I have been absent for a while for a couple of reasons. Partly because I have been so busy with work...the notion of being on a computer after a long day at the office was somewhat distasteful. And partly because I have been struggling with what to say to keep this blog fresh and relevant...how to continue telling mine and Sophie's story without becoming repetitive. And partly because I, for the most part, retired my camera for a few months....somewhere in the business side of my photography (even though it was quite small) my love for it got lost so I haven't had a lot of new photos to post here. I considered shutting down the blog...wondering if it's time was over. But....



I have just spent some time reading over some past blog posts of mine and realized how much I treasure having those documented stories of Sophie and I. Finding Sirius, at the end of the day, is for me....so even if our journey becomes irrelevant to other readers, it will always be important to me and I want to continue writing about Sophie and I. I have dissolved the business aspect of my photography and am starting to get back to the hobby I once loved...taking pictures of Sophie, of our life and am looking to evolve creatively in the world of digital art. As for work, it will continue to be busy but I am still loving every minute of it and need to find a way to balance it with this blog. I often get to use my stories of Sophie and I in my work...she will always be my muse and she inspires others....and nothing makes me prouder. So Finding Sirius will continue on, as my journey with Sophie continues on...and as dog love continues to open my eyes to new possibilities every day.

12 comments:

Erin P said...

I had a bit of a hiatus too, but just writing a piece made me remember why I wanted to do it in the first place. Hope to see you here when you can do it!

Mildred said...

I have missed you and Sophie very much. Glad to hear you are enjoying your job. You have so many followers who enjoy the stories and photos you share - just blog when you feel up to it. We all have down times. Hope you two have a grand weekend.

Carolynn said...

I, for one, have missed your absence. Welcome back. Over the years (!) my blog has gone through a metamorphosis or two. Sometimes I use it to work through something I'm having difficulty with, other times, it's like a diary. In the end, it always has been and likely always will be, the place where I am able to use my voice and express my creativity.

Remember, this is YOUR place. It really has nothing to do with any of us.

Blessings & Happy Thanksgiving!
Carolynn

SusanD said...

Welcome back. I always enjoy your perspective of life's journey. Glad your job is going well and is rewarding for you. Have a fabulous weekend. Blessings, SusanD

dellartist said...

I missed you while you were on hiatus, but I understand how important it is to step back every now and then and evaluate your priorities. I am happy that you plan to continue with this blog as I always look forward to reading about your life with Sophie and seeing your photos of this remarkable dog. You and Sophie are inspiring to me.

Becky said...

Good grief, I have missed you and Sophie and the cat. It's been so long I forgot her name. Elora?? Glad you're back! Hope your weather is as gorgeous as ours is right now in Florida! It's been really cool down here for the past week. Have a wonderful fall weekend!

The Write Girl said...

Hi Andrea,

It's wonderful to hear from you. I loved your stories and adventures with Sophie. I'm happy that you will continue to write and inspire. Best wishes!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Andrea and Sophie, I am so glad that you are both ok..it has been a long time since we heard from you. I was hoping that you were just busy! I have missed you..and Sophie too. Write what ever you can..we will read! Chance says HI!!:)

Jan said...

Hey I've missed you too. I've been absent from my blog also but meaning to get back to it but life just gets so crazy blah blah blah. Seriously though Andrea I have missed reading about you and your beautiful animals.

Raising Addie said...

Welcome back!

We have missed you and Sophie. We are happy that you will be sharing more with us.

BIG hugs to Sophie.

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Tatersmama said...

I've missed you too...Sometimes life gets in the way of living, doesn't it?
I'm happy to see you posting again, but you know what? Ultimately, it's "you" that's important, and if that means taking breaks, or even shutting the blog down, I think that most of would be happy knowing that you were doing what 'you' need to do.

That said, I'm so glad you're back! :)

Jackie said...

So glad you are back. I too have had spells of not wanting to return -- too busy mostly -- but it's good to be back... I missed you!