Years ago I heard one of my favorite authors speak about her writing process, and one thing she said that stuck with me was “I like to write about things with a resolution.” At the time it didn’t make sense to me, I was in the midst of law school, infertility and being thousands of miles away from everything I had grown up with.

Had I only stuck to writing about things with resolutions I would have had nothing to write about.

Last week at Disneyland (because you’ve been around long enough to know if I’m not here, I’m at Disneyland) I went on Space Mountain with a friend, and as I described my writer’s block crisis he said “I don’t like to write about things when I don’t know how they’ll end.”

So that’s why I haven’t been here much, for the first time I’m not sure how this part is going to end.

I’ve written a lot of things in my head and it’s all scatterbrained nonsense, better if I keep it to myself than smear the messy stuff all over the place.

I want to write more, I miss it. I miss my camera too. Now that the sun is out with some sense of regularity I feel like I can finally breathe a sigh of relief that I won’t be cold again until November.

I was so tired of being cold.

Addie got bronchitis a couple of weeks ago, that was kind of terrible. Vivi will be three in in two weeks, I will be 32 in one week and I cannot believe it is almost May. 2014 hasn’t been the best, but that it is flying by makes things slightly more bearable.

Baby steps back to writing.

Hope you’re well.



  1. I miss you so much on here! But I totally get the blogging writers-block; I’ve got a bit of it right now too. Hooray for it being springtime in Indy though. It’s so lovely! <3

  2. Charlane says:

    Yay!! so good to see you back! Don’t worry Spring is here and Summer is coming… and with the warm air and sunshine fun there is plenty of wonderful to be written about.

  3. I have also been struggling with major writer’s block, and the resolution piece is so hard. I want a nice little bow at the end of the post, and it so rarely is so neat and tidy. Sigh.

    Hang in there, and happy spring!


  4. Sorry to hear 2014 has not been kind to you so far. But you are right, time is flying! It sounds like you don’t have a lack of things to write about, just a lack of readiness to put them out there. What ever the situation is, know that you have support of imaginary people that really do care about you and your family, even if we’ve never met for real.

  5. Have very much missed you on here, Casey. I was so happy to see a post from you in my inbox today. I have been thinking of you and praying for you lately! Blessings.

  6. Sunshine says:

    You’ve been on my mind lots. You are missed.

  7. On Saturday, I made my first blog post since Oct. 22, 2013. I totally understand blogging writer’s block.

  8. Feeling much the same over here. Baby steps, indeed!

  9. So very good to ‘hear your voice’! I know I’m not the only who has missed you. Checking your blog has been part of my weekly routine since I was pregnant with Henry, and now…. I’m knocked up again and thrilled to follow the highs and lows!!
    Take care of your heart.., and just know, there is one solitary Jellycat bunny here that would love to meet some of his ‘people’ so to speak!

  10. HI. Read something bad on the internet (I’ll spare the details) and immediately typed in, because I needed good to balance it.

    Hope you’re doing ok, I think of you often! Consider sharing photos of those precious girls, even if you don’t know what to write 🙂 Stop being so selfish and keeping them to yourself (I kid! I kid!)

  11. Please remember that “messy” makes it real, and I doubt most of us would even be here if you were anything less than real with us.

    Spring has sprung, and new life is sprouting everywhere….and sunshine! Lots and lots of sunshine!!!! Take care of yourself and your beautiful family. We’ll all be here when you’re ready… ((hugs))

  12. Look forward to seeing more of your writing.

  13. I don’t know if I’ve ever commented here or not, but I have been reading your blog for a couple of years, and I am so glad to see a post! I miss your writing and your photos. I hope that whatever the situation, it comes to a good resolution.

  14. It’s been a month. Now I’m concerned. I get the impression you’ve been quite busy, but I miss you! xoxo

    Charlane Reply:

    Me too!