Hello, dear Just Frances readers! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a post so I thought I’d pop in and let everyone know I’m alive. And let you know that I’m struggling a bit… Not about anything “serious”, but rather about what to share.
But lately, life has been pretty OK. And there have been a few posts that I had intended to share. Like the fantastic textiles event I went to at the Museum of Edinburgh or last week’s beer tasting at the Caledonian Brewery.
Only I’ve stopped myself from sharing those (and other stories) because I don’t want to bore you.
But then I stop to wonder why I should worry about that. I mean, Just Frances was started as a place for me to share my life with no one in particular; a place for me to share my joys and sorrows now that there’s no one sitting next to me at the dinner table. As selfish as it sounds, Just Frances isn’t about the readers, it’s about the writer. (That’s me; Just Frances.)
But that’s not really true anymore, either. After all, Just Frances has become a place where fellow widow(er)s seek solace; a place where people with ITP or PKD look for answers; a place where people watch my life from afar, often whilst offering me encouragement and support.
So, even though Just Frances is all about me, it’s also all about you.
Which brings me to this question:
What do you want to read about? Or what do you not want to read about? Or do you mind one way or another?
As for me, I am keeping busy and occupied. I am enjoying my PhD right now. I am enjoying just being alive right now. There are good days and bad days, but mostly good. And—importantly—I am going out on adventures, even if I have to go on them alone.
Anyhow… this post is really just to say hello so that you know I’m still here.
So, hello! I hope you’re well!