12 years and 11 months ago

12 years and 11 months ago

I’m back.  Now say that in all caps because that’s how excited I am to be sitting here on this site again.

On March 2nd, 2005, I purchased this site with every intention to make something wonderful out of it.  I’ve taken it in several different directions over the years but nothing stuck.  I started out using it as a way to journal my failed back surgery progress.  When I got tired of reading how much pain I was in and how bad my days and nights were, I went in a completely different direction and used it to join pixel cliques like the quilting bee.  After that fizzled out, it got pushed aside.

My Little Port

I’m in a whole different place in my life than I was 12 months and 11 months ago.  And I don’t just mean mentally and physically, I’ve lived in 4 different places since then, which is a big deal considering I lived in the same place for 30 years during that time.  I can’t seem to get far enough away from the time when I thought I would be fully bedbound for life.  Although I’m still in a lot of pain 24/7, I have learned to live with it.  What’s a little harder to live with is how much chronic pain can age a person.

After looking at my same walls, day in and day out, the first thing I did when I was able to get out of the bed, was to start traveling.   That was fine and fun for a while and still occasionally but I’m also a homebody.  I love to pitter around in my kitchen in my old raggedy bathrobe, cooking at all hours of the day or night. I’ve since started some new blogs that I manage on a daily basis & that helps fill in my time.  I’m still a crazy coffeeholic, movie junkie and bookworm.  Some things never change.

My Little Port

I’m now an empty nester.  That’s been something I dreaded with everything inside of me and something I kind of looked forward to too.  I’m not 100% alone these days.  I have a dog and a fish.  Yes, I’ve become one of those old people whose pets are their family.  I now have 5 grandkids who visit often and I really enjoy those times.  They range in age from 9 to 15.  If that’s not enough to make a person feel old, I just don’t know what is, except hitting the 55-year-old mark, which I have.

How crazy is it that I’ve just summed up almost 13 years of my life in one short blog post?

Now that I’m back, I don’t have any idea where I’m going to go with this site but I’m going to try hard to keep it going this time.

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46 Comments to “12 years and 11 months ago”

  1. Cassie says:

    I’m glad you are back! It’s okay to not have it all figured out. Sometimes it is better to just go with the flow. I believe in you and I believe you will have an amazing site! Also I’m the same as you with my dog. He is definitely my family. Good luck getting back into your blog! I can’t wait to follow your journey 🙂

    1. admin says:

      I feel like I’ve been trying to figure it all out half my life, lol. Thank you.

  2. Amber Myers says:

    Welcome back! I can be a homebody as well. I love it! So cool that you have so many grandkids.

    1. admin says:

      It looks like 5 is it for me. I can’t talk my kids into having any more.

  3. Megan Tan says:

    The thing about life is you will never know where it going to bring you to. Having an expectation of “great things going to happen to me today” is how I start my day…

    1. admin says:

      Oh wow, I just said that out loud. I can’t wait to see how my day unfolds now.

  4. Dee Jackson says:

    It is crazy but I can understand. The older you get the simpler lift becomes and the less you have to say.

    1. admin says:

      Lol, so true. I never thought I’d be able to sum up 13 years in one short post. I’m thinking that makes me a little boring, lol.

  5. Aisha says:

    It’s great that you’ve decided to go back to blogging and you’re off the a great start! All you need to do is continuing speaking your truth like you have. There are so many people out there facing similar situations and they’ll truly appreciating knowing they’re not alone!

    1. admin says:

      That’s great advice. I’m going to use it and keep using my voice on this site.

  6. Joan Cajic says:

    Welcome back, take it step by step and you will make it.

    1. admin says:

      Thank you. I am leaning towards keeping this as a journal site only. That’s what it started out being and I think I’ll continue along that line, but who knows with me, lol.

  7. Welcome back! I actually love staying at home, rather than going out and socializing. I’m an introvert!

    1. mylittleport says:

      Me too most of the time. I enjoy traveling in small spurts but enjoy being at home in between. Thanks for the welcome back.

  8. wow! time does pass by and i would love to spend more time at home and do the things i love…but then have to focus on my career and hopefully that will come in time! and just like you in also a crazy coffeeholic, movie junkie and bookworm!

    1. mylittleport says:

      Time will fly by, take it from me. I was just 30 trying to figure out the whole failed back surgery changes to my life and in a blink, 55 rolled around.

  9. Cris F says:

    Welcome back! That’s a lot to have happen in 13 years. I’m 4 years away from being an empty-nester and am very excited for it (my poor son, lol!)

    1. mylittleport says:

      Thank you and lol. I can relate. I enjoy the quiet but have to make some noise now and then with music and the tv, ha.

  10. Sarah Bailey says:

    Welcome back! I think sometimes we need time to take a step back and decide the direction we want to go in overall. I hope you find blogging fulfilling and enjoy it once again.

    1. mylittleport says:

      I think I will. I’m looking forward to it. My other site’s went in a different direction so it will be fun to blog again about life.

  11. Kim says:

    Welcome back. I am just finding your space but am looking forward to finding out where you go with it! I hope you have an amazing week!

    1. mylittleport says:

      Thanks so much. I will check out your site as well. It’s great to meet other bloggers.

  12. anshul says:

    Life is unpredictable like that. Otherwise you’ll lose the fun and the charm and all the excitement

    1. mylittleport says:

      Oh I agree with you 100%.

  13. Lilian Hurn says:

    Excellent welcome back. My mom told me once. Life is fun when we have something to look forward next day. Keep blogging.

    1. mylittleport says:

      Thank you so much. I’m excited to be back. It’s been a long time since I blogged about what I wanted to instead of posting reviews on my other sites.

  14. glad to read you are back! 5 grandkids is quite something! i know what i mean, i have 3 brothers and one sister. how many grandkids will that make! i hope you enjoy blogging!

    1. mylittleport says:

      Sounds like you will be blessed with a large family of grand kids.

  15. Wow, almost 12 years in one post; you are commendable! You surely must be feeling amazing to be back at it!! 🙂

    1. mylittleport says:

      I do feel great getting back into the swing of things. This was my first sight but I had so many mixed feelings about it because of the pain and health issues I was going through when I started it to blog on. It was actually a way to make myself sit up to have to blog. I did away with the old and am looking forward to the new.

  16. Welcome back to the bloggers world! You are really going to do well with your site again.

    1. mylittleport says:

      Thanks. I’m going to give it my all. I enjoy interactions with my readers and finding new blogs to follow.

  17. Hey Sharonoox says:

    Welcome back to the bloggin world!! Hope you continue to keep blogging,

    1. mylittleport says:

      Thank you so much. I’m at the point in my life where I have the time and really want to take up blogging once more.

  18. Tracy says:

    Welcome back! It’s great you are back to share your thoughts on your blog again. Just enjoy whatever is waiting ahead of you and I believe you are going to do great!

    1. mylittleport says:

      Thank you so much. I’m happy to be blogging again. It was the getting started that kept me stalling.

  19. Welcome back! And hey, that’s quite a long time. Hope to see more posts from you. Maybe, you can write posts about things that you have explored, learned, and everything that happened when you were gone, how about that? 😀

    1. mylittleport says:

      Oh my goodness, that is a great idea and I will absolutely do that. Thank you. You just gave me so many ideas of blog posts.

  20. Rosey says:

    That’s awesome that you’ve been blogging so long, even if there were breaks. Wishing you well on it’s new chapter.

    1. mylittleport says:

      Thank you. I look forward to blogging once again.

  21. Welcome back! I took some time away from blogging recently (37 days), which was good for me. I’ve been doing it off and on for years, but I enjoy the engagement with readers and being able to get all of this passion out of me.

    I do wish you the very best both in health and with the blog.

    1. mylittleport says:

      Thank you, Damond. I will take breaks during the week sometimes and always on the weekends. I got burned out on blogging when I was doing it 7 days a week.

  22. Anosa says:

    Ohh, I am glad you decided to go back.. Just take your time and then allow some ideas and think of what you really want. Don’t be pressured as well.

    1. mylittleport says:

      Thank you. That is wonderful advice.

  23. Miljana says:

    I wish you all the luck with your blogging career!

    1. mylittleport says:

      Thank you, I really appreciate that.

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