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Tongue Tied

There have been so many times that people have asked me what I would do when I ran out of words. Would I continue blogging? And I always laughed that off. Like that could ever happen. As if.

But you know what? I’m at that point. I’ve never been as uninspired as I am today. I’m not sad or depressed, exactly. I don’t want you to worry about me being blue. That’s not exactly the case.

I’m just quiet right now. Sort of in a holding pattern. Not inspired but not in crisis.

I just thought you should know. I’d rather write to you when I feel like I have something worthwhile to share.

And these past couple of weeks I’ve just been existing.

As soon as I feel like me again, I’ll be back. I promise.


  1. I hope that you feel like you again soon Melanie! I think that January has lots of people feeling out of sorts somehow. I am sure that you will be back when the time is right. Take care of yourself in the meantime. xx

  2. You are human, Melanie. It happens to the best of us! πŸ™‚ We’ll be here when you return. No doubts.

  3. When I saw the subject of the post, I thought it might be your thoughts on why Kate Gosselin’s teenage daughters were so quiet on the Today Show a few days ago. That’s how shallow I am!

    Good for you to recognize you need to take a break and to do it. We’ll be thinking of you.

  4. I know the feeling! I think a recharge is necessary. Looking forward to what you have to share when you’re ready and feeling inspired. Until then, enjoy πŸ™‚

  5. Good evening Melanie. Sorry about your Patriots tonight. I am also going through some turmoil and I pray it works out well for both of us. Be well!

  6. Send up a flare when you come back. I’ll keep checking in to see. More of us will do this than just me.

  7. I have auto complete on my laptop, and when I go to your website all I type is ME and zap there you are! I giggled to myself as I thought how appropriate…you are turning 44 just like ME, you have kids just like ME, you are a working mom trying to balance it all just like ME, you have changed your coupon strategy just like ME, you come up with dinner just like ME, you coupon to donate just like ME and so much more just like ME. I do hope you will be attending BlogHer 2014 in California, this will be my first year attending and would love to meet someone like ME there!
    I know that was off topic but that’s just how I roll, I say what comes to mind.

  8. Christine says:

    Take a break. Live your life. Enjoy your children. Don’t feel guilty, either! I am so happy you have decided to put yourself and your family first and spend time recharging your blogging batteries by living.

  9. Mel,
    I can only echo what others have already said. Everyone feels “off” now and then and taking a time out is a good thing to do for yourself.

    Take care of yourself – for yourself and your family.


  10. Hi Melanie –
    *waves hello*
    Enjoy the break. Enjoy your book. Enjoy be-ing…
    *sends a hug*
    – Lee

  11. I feel the same way. Kind of not energized about much. My sister says I need sun.

  12. Kathy Baker says:

    Your testimony has always inspired me Melanie, thank you for sharing your life with us. I miss you.

  13. Crystal N says:

    Hello from Iowa. I just thought I would swing in and see how you are doing. I am praying all is well and you will be back to the Melanie we all read about soon. Like others I agree that you should take as long as you need. My goodness you deserve time off! I don’t know how you keep up. Enjoy the family they grow so darn fast. HUGS to you. Crystal

  14. It’s all okay Melanie. You need a break or a change if you don’t feel like like posting here. You’ve given so much over the years. Relax and enjoy,dear heart. By the way,you and your girls could watch the bald eagle families online as one of your quality,quiet times together.


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