My dear, dear friends. A lot of you have been with me for the past year and a half, faithfully reading my words and responding with vigor. Your presence and support has meant the world to me and in a huge way, this whole blogging experience has led me to where I am today, a returning college student. I will not be posting nearly as much, if at all, over the next couple of months because I am going back to school. After looking over only two of my classes requirements (I’m taking 4 all together,) I am already completely overwhelmed and know that I won’t be able to afford distractions.
I have so many doubts about this decision. Is my daughter ready to be away from me two days out of the week? Can I trust the people whose hands will now care for her? Can I handle the workload? Will I be able to keep up with my classmates due to it being years since I’ve been a student? Am I smart enough? Strong enough? Capable enough? So, so much weight on my shoulders lately, and that’s only the academic/mama/Kacy side of my life. Let’s not even talk about my husband’s new job and school schedule that starts tomorrow. If I told you, your eyes would shoot out of their sockets and permanently freeze there like mine already have.
It is with much torment that I must take a break from my beloved Fettered Matriarch role and focus on these new, exciting things. This matriarch is fettered no more! I am onto things that have required a lot of bravery from my inner self, and I’m still in a state of disbelief that I’ve even taken this step. I will miss this outlet dearly but hope to pop in from time to time and see what’s going on in the book world.
I can’t thank all of you enough for your presence in my life since I started this thing. The books I’ve read have all (well, almost all) changed my world for the better. But with certainty, it is the people I’ve met that have surprised me the most by being exemplary human beings. You, my dear friends, have enriched me more than you’ll ever know. You have given me the confidence to take this step. You have shown me what girl power really means. You have given me the comfort of a warm hug from miles away. I am not deserving of any of you, but I’m keeping you nonetheless.
Farewell for now, fellow bookworms. I hope the fall season brings you crisp, cool air, all the pumpkin spice lattes you could ever imagine, and ultimately, happiness. Sending you all my love, forever and ever. Xoxo