Saturday, March 13, 2010

I'm Back!

Well....I'm back. I'd like to say that I am better than ever. But things have been a bit rough for awhile now. Honestly, a break was needed just to keep my sanity. Between work (which is in a really bad place right now) and my marriage (which is having a rough spot right now), things have just been really bad. I've spent the last 5 weeks pretty much in a huge depression.

But I've missed blogging, and I've missed my friends. So, I'm back. Hopefully things will be better all around. Tomorrow, I have a post for an awesome new YA book, called Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins. I even have a great T-shirt to giveaway with it!! See? Things are looking up already.

31 comments:

Pam said...

Sorry to hear you are having a rough time. Hex Hall is a great read. Glad to know you liked it as well.

Nymeth said...

It's SO good to hear from you, Stephanie! I've missed you. I completely understand needing a break, though, especially when things are rough. Fingers crossed that it all gets better soon *hugs*

Marg said...

Oh Steph. So sorry things are so bad for you at the moment. I have been thinking of you and will continue too do so.

Kay said...

Glad to see a post from you pop up in my reader. I've missed seeing them. I totally understand about taking breaks. Life just happens sometimes and that is that.

Even if I don't comment all the time, I'm around reading and listening. Take care!

Beth F said...

Glad you're back. I am sending positive thoughts your way -- things will be better soon, I hope.

Darla D said...

Welcome back, Stephanie! I am sorry you're going through rough times, and I hope things will get better soon. We missed you!

Heather @ Book Addiction said...

I'm so sorry things are rough right now, Stephanie. I really hope everything gets better soon.

Eva said...

Missed you!

I'm sorry about your depression. :( Hope things get better soon!

Shanda said...

I'm glad you are back. Sorry for your hard time. Depression is NOT fun. Keep moving forward.

Amanda said...

It's good to hear from you Stephanie! I'm sorry things have been so rough. :(

Suey said...

So glad you are back! I really hope things start looking up for you soon.

Debi said...

*hugs hugs hugs*

Oh Stephanie, I've been soooo worried about you!!! I'm so sorry that things have been rough lately, sweetie. So very sorry. I wish I could magically make everything better. I will certainly be hoping like crazy that it all does get better. And gets better very soon!

DesLily said...

welcome back ! I hope things continue to get better and stay better!!
as we say in the old folks home... I woke up breathing it's gunna be a good day! lol

Bookfool said...

That was a long break. Missed you. Sorry things aren't going well. I hope they improve for you, soon. (((HUGS)))

Kathleen said...

Sorry to hear that you've been going through a bad time. I hope things will be better soon! Welcome back!

Chris said...

Oh Steph!! I can't tell you how good it is to hear from you. I really can't. I nearly had a panic attack a couple of days ago when I realized exactly how long it's been since I'd heard from you. Not to guilt trip you. I completely understand needing to just disappear....I just did it myself. I'm just so sorry that things have been so rough for you :( Damn I wish I lived closer Steph. I'd come pick you up and take you out for coffee and just talk. I'm here if you need to talk though...*hugs* Hope things look up for you soon.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Yes, it's good to hear from you again! I hope things get better for you soon. *Hugs*

Amy said...

I was so happy to see this! I was less happy to hear you've been having a rough time. :( Hugs to you and I'm always here to chat!

Ryan G said...

Glad to see you back and just know that you have a lot of us on here rooting for you and praying that things get better soon.

Chris said...

So sorry to hear that Stephanie. Though I am glad to see you blogging again.

Bibliolatrist said...

I'm glad you're back, also. Sorry to hear you've hit such a rough patch -- I hope it passes quickly. I hit something similar a year ago, and I know how hard it is. You're in my thoughts :)

trish said...

I'm so glad you're back! I've missed you! I hope things start getting better...it's darkest right before dawn. xoxo

samantha.1020 said...

I've been wondering about you. I'm glad that you are back even if the circumstances aren't the best right now. Hopefully everything will work itself out. I always turn to books when I'm stressed the most so I hope that it works a little bit for you. You've been missed!!!

Ladybug said...

I'm glad to see you back and blogging but I'm very sorry to hear that you are going through a rough time. I hope things will brighten up for you and your family soon!

Nicola said...

I'm so happy to see you back but sorry to hear of your hard times. Peace be with you.

Carrie K. said...

I hope things get better soon! Hang in there.

Teddy Rose said...

Stephanie, I am so sorry for what you are going through. I know your work situation has been really rough for a long time. I wish I could give you words of wisdom but all I can think of right now is hang in there. As far as depression goes, I know that black cloud really well, first hand unfortunately. It is really important to somehow make things that you enjoy, even if at first you feel like your just going through the motions. Blogging again is a good start.

Hugs!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Hi Stephanie - hope things are turning around for you in a positive way. Glad to have you back :)

Kailana said...

I'm sorry things have been rough. I have missed you lately! You know you can always email me if you need to talk!

Susan said...

I kept checking back here, to see if you were back yet.....I'm so sorry things are so hard, it's so what you don't need after the past couple of years! Wish I could send you more than hugs and good thoughts that miracles come your way really soon (really they're overdue, some good news for you!), but thinking lots of good for you. *hug*

Stephanie said...

Thank you so much for the kind words. Things are looking up a bit these days. I've missed you all....