Thursday, 1 January 2015

One Little Word for 2015

My, it's dusty round here! 'Scuse me while I clear away a few cobwebs.... *atchoo!*

So, anyway. Partway through last year I really, really enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with some old friends from school :) As we reached a significant birthday (shall we call it '30 plus'?!) we were prompted to organise some time away together to catch up with each other. In a couple of cases I hadn't seen these lovely people since we were at school, and even those I had seen I just don't see often enough. It was amazing and wonderful and awesome and such, such fun to spend a few days together, remembering and reminiscing, sharing news, laughing over old photos, and revisiting some old haunts!



The year ended with me managing to visit another old schoolfriend, who hadn't been able to make it to our weekend away but who lives near enough to The Parents-In-Law that it was possible for me to make the trip over for the afternoon while visiting them between Christmas and New Year.

The joy of reconnecting with these friends, along with other occasions over the year when I've had the chance to spend time with friends and family - those I see regularly and those I see all too rarely - made me think of all of you, dear blog friends. You are one of the reasons I plan to take 'reconnect' as my One Little Word for 2015. I'm still working on the details (baby steps, no pressure, blogging without obligation, and so on) but I miss you all and I want to find a way back to you! And so, by reconnecting with my blog and online community, I hope to start to reconnect with you once more. I can't tell you how much I look forward to that!

Happy New Year - may 2015 hold many, many good things for us all x

32 comments:

Melissa said...

What a great word for 2015! Looking forward to reconnecting through out blogs as time & INSPIRATION come your way! Blogged me new word today, too.

K said...

YAY good to see you Mel(sh) ;) & look forward to seeing more lil baby steps here xx

Sandra said...

Happy new year to you and you've really picked a fabulous word xx

jsquaredscrapspot said...

Welcome back. It was lovely to see you this year but I have missed your blog.

Beverly said...

Oh, Mel, I am so excited to see your post and even more so tgat you will be reconnecting in the blogworld! No pressure, no worries! Quite a few of us have been on the quiet side and are feeling refreshed for 2015. Look forward to seeing more of you :)

Beverly said...

Oh, Mel, I am so excited to see your post and even more so tgat you will be reconnecting in the blogworld! No pressure, no worries! Quite a few of us have been on the quiet side and are feeling refreshed for 2015. Look forward to seeing more of you :)

debs14 said...

Whoop woop! She's back! How lovely to see your blog pop up with an update. Happy new year x

Karen said...

So glad to see you back here again! We've missed you, and will be happy to catch up with you when you're able.

alexa said...

Lovely to see you posting, and sending very best wishes for 2015 :). Reconnect has such a hopeful ring to it!

Jennie Hart said...

Lovely to see you :-)

I wish you luck with your OLW. It is my first year and I am excited.

Ruth said...

I'm doing a happy dance all the way from Texas!

helena said...

cheering wildly - in a non pressuring, no obligations way

Ladkyis said...

Lovely to see you writing again. forget the rest, just concentrate on doing your own thing. Sending cwtches

scrappyjacky said...

Lovely to see you here....Happy New Year.

Abi said...

HOORAY! So lovely to see you back. I like the no pressure attitude too! Hope you had a lovely christmas and new year.

Jane said...

good to see you back, I love the word x

furrypig said...

happy New Year and good to see you xxx

The Creative Beast said...

WOO HOO!!! It is SO GRAND to see you posting here again Mel! And to see your smiling happy face in the photos of you visiting your dear friends...I also love your Word of the Year as it seems related to my own word of COMMUNITY. I hope to reconnect with you to be in my community of bloggers and online friends in 2015 =) Happy New Year to you and your family Mel!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Welcome back! I'm taking baby steps back to blogging as well, since I've been on a blog break all fall.
Come on in - the water's fine!
Rinda

Becky said...

A great word and wonderful to see you back.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Ooh, hello you. Welcome back to the blogging world. Great word.

Rhona said...

Happy New Year Mel, I love your word for 2015. Look forward to seeing your baby steps as I too start to think about looking at the blogging world again. Baby steps sound good!

Rachel B said...

Hi Mel, so good to see you back! Happy new year! :)

The Mann Fam said...

Hey Mel, good to see you back.
Happy New Year

Cheri said...

Welcome back to the blogging world Mel! I've gotten so used to connecting with you via FB, but I really prefer the more in depth posts that come from blogging. Adding you back to my reader and looking forward to a lot more re-connecting this year!

Jo said...

It's lovely to see you back. Happy New Year x

Alison said...

Great to see you back in Blogland! Xx

Lynn said...

Great to see you back. My blog has been sadly neglected for two years! I am hoping to reconnect this year too.

Miriam said...

Happy New Year Mel, so good to see you & looking so well. Re-connect, now there's a good little word. Looking forward to it.

Tammy said...

Happy New Year! So nice to see you. My word is Trust. :)

Gail said...

Oh it's so wonderful to see you back. No pressure though! As you can see I'm a wee bit behind but it was so great to see your blog pop up on my feedly feed that I had to go right to your blog. Best wishes for a happy 2015.

Missus Wookie said...

Reconnect is a lovely word - sounds like a wonderful year of fun ahead of you meeting and seeing all of these people too :)