Return to Form

My Dearest Reader,

I deeply apologize for such a a long leave of absence, and while I had hoped to keep personal matters out of my writing, I would like to share with you some thoughts that have been resurfacing as of late.

I never expected for people to enjoy my style of storytelling, but now find myself circling back, time and time again to the kind words I received so long ago.

I write nearly every day to decompress, to unwind, and to unload much of the weight from my shoulders. To be very honest, if I don’t put pen to paper and rid myself of my daydreams, they haunt me ceaselessly. To have clarity in my days, I have no choice but to write well into the evening.

However, it gradually became unnerving… was I really content with the pages of entries I so tirelessly mulled over, to just be pages for me alone to know? Curiosity challenged my resolve, I had simply wanted to just keep to myself, but in the end I was determined to know whether I was wrong to think that way at all. While very unsure of myself, I proceeded to post the pages I have uploaded thus far.

Though it was brief, I received far more feedback than anticipated, and found myself at a most difficult crossroads. If you love something, you must fight all your welled-up emotions and force yourself to step back and observe the road ahead. I apologize, I am never one to offer unsolicited advice, but your passions are some of the most precious things you possess. While magnificently inspiring objects of our inner most yearnings, they are also fragile… and alas, we live in turbulent times. Guard them with every ounce of strength you have, for I have seen firsthand that nothing breaks a person more than a broken dream. But surely the world is not as stark a place as I make it out to be; what can be broken, can also be put back together, in good time.

Nevertheless, I knew what I was choiced with. Either I could keep on posting despite my trepidations for starting at all, or I could stop and see if this was what I really wanted to do. I knew I had to simply walk away; if I was so inclined to continue what I began, after roughly a year (either shy of or just over), that would be the test where I could find my resolution.

I’m overjoyed to be back, now with the vim and vigor I desperately needed. I plan to continue where I left off and earnestly hope you enjoy all that is to follow. Thank you, and I wish you the best of holiday seasons.

Most Sincerely Yours,

Samuel Hyde

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15 thoughts on “Return to Form”

  1. A good decision, to return to blogging. You don’t have to take it too much to heart, but it can be a great way to connect with those you would otherwise never meet.
    Thanks for following my blog too, which is much appreciated.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I really appreciate the kind words! I couldn’t agree more, this is such a great platform to express yourself and share mutual interests. And no problem! You’re a great writer and you’ve been at it quite some time, I really enjoy perusing peoples’ pages who have put a lot of effort in refining their work on this site 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! Absolutely, I’m very appreciative that they had the patience for me to take such a break to develop more sureness of myself writing. There are very few places where you can go to get this kind of positive environment, and I’m just mad at myself for not seeking it out sooner. I really hope you enjoy my work, and that I will stay diligent in delivering!

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      1. I really appreciate your time your words of advice, and that was much of the reason I was hesitant when I first started. I completely agree with you and I’m glad that the level of enjoyment I get out of uploading now is just the polar opposite from the nervousness I had first going into to blogging, not knowing what to expect and letting people read my work for the first time.

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      1. I’m sure once you comfortable and begin to enjoy it, it is doesn’t feel like work but I’m sure you’ve more than done your due diligence! 😊 and oh boy, See I never even thought about that… I’m sure eventually having one too many of those commercial followers makes it a nightmare to go through your feed and read your friends pages 😳

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      2. oh I follow very few myself, those I follow I do in fact read … if you comment I try to read one of your posts if time allows out of courtesy … maybe its that courtesy that’s the reason for my followers … never asked 🙂

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      3. Well you’re right, great leaders never really do ask, they just lead by example like yourself 😊 and I definitely agree, I just just hope I can offer others the same warm welcomes i’ve been lucky to get. Thanks again for all the encouragement and advice, I hope to catch up sometime in the future if the chance arises, and I’m definitely looking forward to following along to your blogs 😁 Have an excellent one 🙂

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