Sunday, January 15, 2012

After much contemplation I've decided to step away from Something She Wrote indefinitely. I have reasons, good reasons, and while it's not quite fair to have been so big on keeping it real but not expose my thinking to you now, I'll simply say that it's time for me to take the quiet path for a while.

I'll be leaving the blog public, so there's access to the archives. A lot of stuff, when I look back through my blogging history, embarrasses me, but there are some quality posts, too.

Maybe there's room for a resurrection in the future.

But either way, this doesn't mean I'm giving up on writing. It's just I'm both reconfiguring and rerouting my path.

I don't want to lose touch entirely, so if you'd like, e-mail me once in a while, and I promise I'll reply. Or, you can find me on Facebook.

Thank you all for everything. This blog and its readers--you who I have connected with--have been a defining part of me for four and a half years.

Thank you.

Love and best wishes always,
Janna

23 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

You'll be missed. Wishing you happiness, good health and much success on whatever path you take.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Savannah Rose said...

I'll be seeing you on Facebook. Good luck to you on your new journey.

Angela

Diane said...

Hugs and smiles to you too! :O)

Heather Sunseri said...

I don't know your specific reasons, but I do get it! I'll be looking for you on facebook, Janna!!

Terri Tiffany said...

This doesn't come as a surprise to me. I am almost ready to announce a similar thing--but I am not sure yet of the details or how to do it but it is getting to that time. You've gone through many changes lately and I know your decision will only lead to good things!

dirtywhitecandy said...

Bon voyage, Janna

Karen Lange said...

Will miss you! Will be praying for your journey. :)

Linda Hoye said...

Stay strong, Janna. I'll miss you here. See you on FB.

Slamdunk said...

Sorry to hear that Janna--I have enjoyed visiting and hope you find your way back here in the future.

When it is fun again...

Ryan King said...

It's sad to see you leave but you have to do what's best for you. As of late, what's best for you hasn't been blogging. There's nothing wrong with that. It's been a pleasure reading your quirky adventures. Thanks Janna for everything you've shared and inspired.

I really hope this next part of your journey is a great one. Continue to listen to your heart and you'll do just fine. I'll be sure to check in on you from time to time. Until then, best of luck and success.

Kara said...

I will miss your posts! I look back through my own blog posts and some I truly cringe at, what was I thinking:) But, I'm so glad I'll be able to keep up on FB. I know your future is bright and I can't see what you do next!

Andrea (Andee) Beltran said...

Yes, you will be missed. Wishing you the best as you reroute and hope to see you somewhere in the future...

Susan R. Mills said...

You will be sooooo missed, Janna! I will keep in touch. Hope all is well and I wish you luck with whatever you are up to.

Janna Qualman said...

Aw, thank you all! <3

Robyn said...

Dear Janna, You are a talented woman with much to offer the literary world. Follow your heart, trust your gut and listen to your instincts. Best of luck to you always! Happy Trails! xoxo

Journaling Woman said...

Wow, I show up and you leave. If you're down this way let me know and maybe we can have lunch at one of our local eateries. Take care.

Teresa

Karen said...

Janna, may God bless you on this journey with open doors and breezy windows. (hugs)

Deb Shucka said...

Oh, Janna. I'll miss you here. Wishing you all the best, confident you'll go exactly where you want to be. Glad we still have R&T in common.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Totally understand the need to step away from some things and step up to others. (Funny, I've been absent from Bloggerville for a long while, and am sticking a toe back in to find LOTS of my "circle" has left or is leaving.) :) Huggage and see ya on Facebook!

Marian Perera said...

Just found out about this (because I'm just getting back to blogging after a long hiatus). All the best in your new ventures, Janna. I hope you enjoyed your blogging journey and all the people you've met along the way. :)

Capri K said...

This makes me sad, but I understand you have a lot going on. Praying things are going well for you.
You are a lovely, encouraging lady! Proverbs 3:5-6

Jessica Nelson said...

I'm going to miss your posts but at least I still get to see you on FB. *grin*

I hope things improve!!

scarlethue said...

So funny-- I come back and you leave nearly at the same time. I had to take a break from my blog for a while too, so I understand. But now I'm feeling the need to come back. Good luck with your new adventures!