Out From Under the Umbrella

playing in the rain




It’s been a while since I’ve been here.  Writing.  And I can’t stop long now.  I’ll be back though.  That picture up there pretty much tells the story.  That’s me with my hands up, screaming.

I came back to this blog and, to be honest, don’t like what I see.  Nah, it’s got nothing to do with page views or comments or stats of any kind.  Nope.  It’s more about the content.  Wow.  Really?  When did I get so whiny?  That’s not me.  I’m really not a whiner.  I’m more of a glass-half-full girl.  I like the silver lining.   Though, I think all that whining served a purpose though. I did have to work my way through a.lot.of.crap.

I’m sure I’ll still be exploring Christianity here.  But I think I’ve sort of detached from the aspects that made me so emotional about it to begin with.  That’s it!  I’m less emotional about it all.  That doesn’t mean I don’t have feelings about it, but I think I can be more rational.  Yes, I admit it.  I went through a stage where I was, well, less than rational.  Gah! I hate having to say that.

Anyway, for now I’m stuck on this roller coaster.  Not the bad kind.  The good, throw your hands in the air, close your eyes, and enjoy the ride kind.  I’m tired.  I’ll probably throw up when it stops.  Did that sound whiny?

Wheee!  It’s so much fun though!  See?  Silver lining.


18 thoughts on “Wheeee!

  1. I never thought of you as being whiny. But, hey, we all go through seasons in our lives. 🙂

    Looking forward to hearing from you again. Best wishes to you and the lanky Brit!


  2. Love self-reflection and honesty! Silver linings are the best! Keep writing!


  3. omg, if you are whiny what does that make me!? 😯



  4. Oh, good. I was afraid you’d been eaten by lions.

    I have to say that while you were definitely talking about less-than-happy issues, you never struck me as particularly whiny about it. You just seemed like somebody who was working through some unpleasantness, and finding a new path.


    • I think the lions might have been quicker!

      I was working through a lot of junk. It still sneaks it’s ugly head in there and I’m still dealing with a few things, but for the most part I love the path I’m on and am pretty comfortable with my way.


  5. It’s good to know you’re okay. Can’t wait until you’re back to blogging regularly.

    It seems to be natural for us (at least for me) to go through these seasons of despair. I used to be more optimistic than I have been in recent years. I think maybe some of my setbacks weren’t dealt with very well and they had a cumulative effect. I’m doing better now and trying to get back to wheeee!


    • I hope you get back to wheeee! It’s a good place to be.

      It was certainly true for me that setbacks not dealt with caused a crash and burn. As I look back on it now I realize there was definitely a cumulative effect and when I started trying to deal with them I tried to do it all in one go. I’ve had to compartmentalize. It’s much easier to deal with bite sized portions rather than trying to swallow an elephant.


  6. Well like you tell me, don’t worry so much.


  7. Welcome back!

    And I don’t think you’re whiny at all. 🙂


  8. Welcome back! I’ve read through some of my old posts and thought, wow.

    I’m in a, I don’t know what to write about phase, because I’m tired of religion and talking about it. Yet it’s always there.

    Anyway, good to hear from you. 😊


  9. What I mean to say is . . . how do we recover from the bad parts of religion and move on. What new morality will we take on? These are deep and important questions. I feel very much exhausted by “religion” as you do. Here to me are a few pillars for moving forward;

    1: Reason (haven’t we had enough of imaginary demons and devils?)
    2: Inclusiveness (is the middle east not violent enough?)
    3: Compassion (get off the religion soap box and help even those we disagree with would be nice)
    4: Self control (remember the good aspects of religion that taught us self control so we don’t stay in the 60s endlessly)

    . . . . . . . .onward


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