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Back for Good!

In Career, Family, Lifestyle, News, Quotes, Relationships on February 12, 2014 at 07:42

Today is a great day. It feels like New Year’s Day even though it’s already the second week of February. I’ll tell you why.

Blogging more is one of my 2014 resolutions. As I am afraid that you may have noticed, it’s not happening…yet.

2013 ended in good standing. Quiet get-together at home with friends. Bubbles, fireworks, grapes, wishful hugs and kisses.

Us...The Sgrois!

Us…The Sgrois on NYE!

2014 started with the most contrasting mix of productivity and lethargy. Excited about being devoted to an amazing professional project indeed, even strength training every day. On the other hand, not working on “Now That I Am in My Thirties” at all. Not writing, not blogging, not doing research, not reading. Nothing at all. Everything was about work again. There I was, breaking my own rules, not making the effort to look for the sought-after balance that I had promised myself.

Mid-January, fun came in all different forms: family and friends joined us for the most special corporate extravaganza: My husband’s company anniversary and annual beach week. What a blast! Perfect dose of excitement and exhaustion!

Mombacho Family in Maderas Beach, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Mombacho Family in Maderas Beach, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua…You get a high five if you find me on this picture!

And then everybody left and I was officially back to work. In the meantime, I never stopped thinking about this blog and about the book. Fighting to convince myself that I was not hiding due to the fact that I have not finished the book. Wondering if you even noticed. Wishing you were not missing me. Fantasizing about how to surprise you the next time.

I didn’t know where to start. I added new quotes to our Inspiration section and posted new articles on our social networks. Without trying, I managed to disable the Live Twitter Feed on the blog and haven’t been able to fix it. I was afraid of making grammar, spelling and technical mistakes. Feeling scared about losing credibility in front of you. I was letting fear take control of my persona, and every day passing, it was just getting worse.

Anyway, you kept visiting, following, liking and commenting on our pages. I can’t thank you enough for that. Thank you for hanging in there. Thanks to YOU I realized it’s not fair to hide and stop sharing our gifts, even though we know they are not perfect. So I thank you.

Now you know why this is my first blog post of the year. How do you like it?

Do you relate to it?

What about you?

How have you been? What have you done lately?

Can’t wait to hear from you! Let’s get in touch!

With gratitude and love,

Laura

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  1. I have to say I love your blog and everything about it. The way you cherish it, they way you write it, they way you make eveyone a part of it. I can relate so much to this specific post because I know how it feels to be afraid of…well..everything, and to allow that fear, even if for a tiny moment, to take hold of you and keep you rooted, frozen, unable to even think straight. However, I also know the feeling of saying, “nope, not today, not for a while, I won’t let you win” and moving on. So, I can relate. And this is an excelent first year post.

    Thank you for this wonderful gift you give us, for your words and this blog.

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    • My dear Yari! You just made me cry! Thank you so much for your kind words! You know how it feels to write from the heart! I’ll repeat that new motto over and over again: “nope, not today, not for a while, I won’t let you win”!
      Another quote about this: “Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow'”.-Mary Anne Radmacher
      Keep sharing your gifts through your blog too! We are blessed to have this tool!
      Keep in touch! Big hug!

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  2. Glad that u r back! Cuando vienes por Miami? Besos.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. Para ser Nicaragua, que cantidad de blanquitos! =) 😉 Y por la misma razon facil de encontrarte!

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  4. Lovely words my dearest! I admire your determination and your way of thinking/living! I just wish I could find my place as you have…love u always!!

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  5. Thank you so much my friend! Keep looking and honor what you find! Your place is inside! I love you too!

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