Long Time, No Type

It’s been a while. Two years, I think. Maybe three?

Wow.

When I decided to rejoin the blogging world the first thing that I hoped for was that I would find all the same lovely ‘faces’ and that this amazing community of writers, creators, artists, photographers, and soulful sharers would all still be here for me to snuggle back into.

After that my next thought was…. will I still fit into the cozy spot I had carved out for myself? Does that spot still exist?

We’ll see huh?

So, a quick reader’s digest version of where I’ve been. (Did I just age myself?)

I’ve spent the last 3.5 years (and counting) tutoring English as a second language (primarily through conversation) to people all around the world. There are simply not enough words for this experience so I will just say that it’s been a gift to my soul and helped my mind expand in ways I never even knew it could. I’ve learned about different cultures, religions, and traditions. Heard personal stories, been trusted with the deepest secrets, watched people accomplish their dreams, shared births, and deaths…heartbreaks, and love stories, witnessed horrible pain, and been welcomed into people’s lives wholeheartedly.

While the world has been on hold for most of that time, my world grew bigger than I could have imagined.

I’m creating lifelong connections and building friendships that have made me a better person. It is without exaggeration a life-altering experience that I will forever be grateful for.

On a different note, I’ve also spent the last 2.5 years studying with the amazing Kyle Gray and earned two certifications in Oracle Card reading.  (More on that later)

My family has had to adjust to life without our beloved Vivi and we’ve battled and are currently battling health issues and job changes and lots and lots of ups and downs.

Life’s a journey filled with new experiences and winding roads…but sometimes those roads lead you back to a place that feels like home. So here I am.

I’m nervous.

I’m excited.

I can’t wait to connect and read EVERYthing.

Hello, my old friends I’ve missed you.


31 thoughts on “Long Time, No Type

  1. Hi Nichol. Great to see you back again. It sounds like you’ve been busy, and I’m looking forward to hearing more about the wonderful experiences you’ve enjoyed for the past few years. Take care 😊

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      1. Thank you, Nichol, it’s good to have you back here. You are welcome to visit whenever you like. I have an idea on this, but it will be interesting to get an independent perspective on how my blog may have changed over the past three years!

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  2. So lovely to hear from you again. 🙂 I await news of your adventures eagerly. That takes me back to the time I spent in China doing ESL work. Life has never been as adventurous again … Perhaps you will inspire me at last. xxx

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  3. Welcome back, Nichol! I’m not sure if I’ve stumbled across your blog prior, but now I have, and I thought I’d join in and give you a warm welcome. Am looking forward to what you have to share 🙂

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  4. Hi Nichol, a belated but very sincere Welcome Back from me here down under. It sounds like the last three years has been a life changing time for you. So proud of all you’ve achieved. And I can’t wait to read more of your words. You were always one of my favourite bloggers! Much love xx💗

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    1. Thank you!! That was incredibly sweet of you to say. I feel the same way about you and your words (and photographs) I’m so happy to be home. ❤ xo much love sent back. ❤

      ps…I found both comments so I deleted the second one. 😉

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      1. Jernee is aging, but she’s doing it a little gracefully. She is still spry and fiery, but she is losing her hearing and her eyesight. You can’t tell her this, though. Overall, she’s okay. Thank you for asking and for coming back around again!

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      2. Thank you kindly. I am sending big & tight hugs to you and your family re: Vivi. I enjoyed reading about her and seeing her sweet face, and I will surely miss it. 💙

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      3. Oh Tre…thank you. My heart is still broken and it’s been 3.5 years. We have thought about adopting but we just haven’t been able to bring ourselves to do it. Maybe someday, when my heart knows it’s right we will. Thank you for your words. ❤

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