This is an immensely difficult post for me to write. The time has come for me to say good-bye to Daisies and Bruises.
The recent break in to my apartment has changed my trust in the world in a way that will take a long time to heal. As a result of that incident, I no longer have the tools I once had to write this blog at the calibre it deserves.
I need to stop trying to save the world and save myself. I will always keep writing, but as I heal from this intrusion, fiction is where I feel safest.
As unjust as everything feels at the moment, I believe life is in the right. This will take me to places I am meant to go.
I pass the torch on to you. Five years ago, no one said to me, “Hey, you have what it takes to be a mental health blogger.” I just decided to go for it. The beauty of creativity is that it gives us the power to define ourselves.
This blog itself will remain live until the domain name runs out in just under a year. Maybe my past posts will still help someone in the meantime.
Thank you for all the love and support throughout the years. I feel very sad at this time, but I don’t believe this is a final good-bye. Our paths will cross again. Perhaps in a book store in a few years. You’ll wait in line to have me sign your book, or maybe it will be the other way around. Maybe you’ll recognize me and ask if I once wrote a blog, or if the word “macaroni” makes any sense to me. And I will give you the world’s biggest hug.
I miss you already, but I’m trusting in life. In the words of Miranda July,
“I feel brave when I take wild leaps into the unknown – it should be that I take wild leaps because I am brave, but no, I take them because I’m afraid, and then actually leaping makes me brave.”
If you want to follow my artistic life, check to see if I’m alive, or support me as an artist, you can (still) find me on Instagram as @scissorkix or view/purchase my art at Scissorkix.etsy.com. I’ve created a lot of new magical things in the past little while and soon you will find them for sale in my Etsy shop.
I miss you and love you and wish you all the best in this unpredictably lovely world we live in.