Captain of my ship

September 6, 2015

I like to think I am in control of myself,


captain of my ship,

sailing where I wish,


but I confess I was not.


I was living my life glued to the computer screen.


It’s important for a writer, who uses a keyboard and computer, to sit by a screen, but it was consuming me and taking away from my real life.


I was addicted like a bee to the sweetest of nectar.


In an attempt to recover from my addiction, I had to stop completely. The pull was so strong I almost couldn’t do it, but because it really bugged me that something else besides me was sailing my ship, I stubbornly persisted and finally succeeded.

Now that I am back, I am committed to balance.


Please forgive me if I do not visit your blogs as often as I did before. I enjoy reading your lovely posts and will visit occasionally, but life is precious, and I need to experience it firsthand.


Also, please forgive me if I do not respond to your lovely comments. I will read and cherish each and every one of them, but if I do not respond, do not be annoyed.

It is not you.

It is only me trying to keep balance in my life.


It feels so good to be back.

I missed you all.



Latest Comments

  1. Fabio says:

    Wonderful, Julie, as always! And you are right in your move to more Life. The flowers, bees, and butterflies that you are sharing with us make a strong call. All the best, my friend.


  2. FlowerAlley says:

    I missed you also. I get it Jewelie. I check my stats and comments way too much. You just do what you do. We’ll know you are there.


  3. D. Wallace Peach says:

    Such a familiar search for balance. I’m trying to do the same and wish you much success. 🙂 Gorgeous photos.


  4. Lynne says:

    Nature is always a balancer! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and thoughts.


  5. Marla aka Crazy Mom says:

    Ah, the elusive “balance.” It’s sort of like my weight … if I let up for long, I lose all control! Glad to see you again.


  6. derrickjknight says:

    Quite true. Appropriately captioned beautiful photos


  7. Lisa says:

    Glad your back!!!

    Sent from my iPhone



  8. Jane says:

    Wonderful to see your pictures and read your words again. Do what you need to keep the balance! I’m sure we can all relate to what you’ve experienced. 🙂 Don’t feel any pressure from us. x


  9. Rolling Harbour says:

    Well done you! I’m overcommitted with blog & related FB pages. There’s other stuff that has to be done! RH


  10. Ida P. Krause says:

    These are gorgeous! – I know it can be difficult visiting blogs and trying to keep up with commenting and posting. Sometimes we all need a break but we also need to remember to encourage others so a pop in now and then for a visit is a good thing too.


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