Monday, April 4, 2011

Crossroads

http://www.thehabitexperts.com/images/CycleHabits.jpg
(found on the internet)
 
Like you and the rest of humanity my daily life is formed by a number of habits. Habits are just routines we learned over time and which are beneficial to our every day. For some time already I have been aware that I was heading for a crossroad. A crossroad where I needed to decide how and where I want my life to take me.

http://www.rockbandgotit.nl/images/crossroads.jpg 
(found on the internet)

The last two years I spent a lot of time on finding a way to mix my creative excursions with blogging. I loved every minute of it. Got the chance to meet some awesome people, new friendships were formed, created some really nice artwork, learned to blog and a whole lot more. Still I feel strongely about taking a long break from blogging. I want to start hiking again in new territory, scubadive in another sea of creativity, I just long to go on a walkabout by myself.

Therefore it is time to say goodbye dear friends. You are always welcome to travel around in Landanna and to leave a postcard in my mailbox. As soon as I am back at Landanna I let you know, if you want to.

Bye and remember what a difference a smile can make.

Elizabeth

13 comments:

Zuzana said...

My dearest Elizabeth,
I am sure that I speak for many out there when I say that I will miss sitting down with my morning coffee to enjoy a moment of tranquility before the onset of my busy day, and to get inspired and touched by your lovely writing.
With that said however, I respect and understand your decision, as I can completely relate to the sentiments you express here.
Wishing you much luck in your new endeavors and hoping that one day the winds of change will bring you back here again...
Safe travels my dear friend.
xoxo

Mary said...

Elizabeth

the reason for my silence is that I am at a similar crossroads - wondering where I am going with blogging, my photography - etc -

I too have loved the peaceful moments and inspiration I have found here -

I wish you joy my friend- in all your explorations...
xxxxx

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Oh no - please, please don't go, dear Elizabeth!

I can understand that blogging - and above all the thorough research and photos you do before you write - take up a lot of your time, and that you might feel a bit of a burn out, or at least that your energy is bound for this, where you'd like to use it elsewhere -

but please reconsider shutting down Landanna completely. What about blogging just once a week or a couple of times a month - just to keep in touch?

I am sure there will be subjects upcoming, where you'd like to write just a few sentences about what's bothering you - and if you keep Landanna open, there is always an easy way to do this, without having to explain much or making a big new start.

When I had my brain bleeding and surgery two years ago and couldn't blog for a long time, I lost quite a few blog readers which never returned again - and I'm still sorry missing some of them, even if I couldn't help it.

Anyway - I don't want to miss you! You are important! Blogland won't be the same if you're not there! Please, Elizabeth: find another solution!

Rachel said...

Enjoy your walkabout, and come back (or move on!) refreshed and reinvigorated!

julochka said...

i hope your crossroads won't take you far, but i do understand this. sometimes you just need a break. to do something else. to think in another way. i think spring brings on these feelings, these stirrings of restlessness.

i hope the path you find is a beautiful one and that it brings you back to landanna. when you're ready.

xox,
/j

julochka said...

p.s. i notice that the crossroads diagram you chose is actually more of a long, continuous line, repeating the process again and again. i suspect you'll be back.

xox,
/j

karen said...

Oh no....that makes me so very sad. I know I am probably being selfish but I will miss your blog. I know we can still mail but every day I look forward to visiting. It will leave a massive hole in my routine. Maybe if I were a true freiend and a good person I would say, yes, do this, be happy...I do want to say those things but I know that I will miss coming here so much...now I am so very sad......
can I help, can I inspire you to stay, can I advise, push, prompt,.....

lheurebleue said...

ik moet denken aan de Tuin van de Vorkende Paden van Borges: het leven is steeds keuzes maken - en meestal als je een pad inslaat kan je niet meer terug.
ik hoop dat je een heel mooi pad inslaat met wonderlijke, positieve avonturen. maar ik hoop wel dat je terug op een blogpunt uitkomt ...
tot blogs!
-- elisabeth

kristina said...

I'm sorry to hear that you're going away, but I'm hoping you'll be back soon.
xox
k

Marilyn said...

Best wishes on the traveling of a different road. I just found you and too soon you are leaving.

tangled stitch said...

Have a wonderful time on your journey and please don't forget to get back. I know the importance of taking a break and I'm starting to figure out all that I've missed since I've been gone. Happy trails!

spudballoo said...

I'm very late to comment, but I understand your need for a break. I do hope you'll be back though dear Elizabeth? xxx

rosaria said...

So glad to meet you, just as you're about to travel somewhere...
Happy trails to you, wherever your heart takes you.