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I’m going to be taking a bit of a break from the internet; I am feeling like I need to step back and figure some stuff out. I am also feeling extremely fragile and think some space is a good idea. I honestly have no idea how long this will be. Might be a day or two, or could stretch into a significant amount of time. If I think its going to go for a long time, I’ll post an update. Everyone please take good care of yourselves and hopefully I’ll see you before too long.

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  1. June 2, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Take care of yourself AG. Thinking of you.

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  2. seablue
    June 2, 2013 at 12:18 am

    For the record, I see immense kindness, compassion, generosity, and intellect. Take good care of yourself!!((((You))))

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      (((Seablue))) thank you so much, I am grateful for what you see in me. xx AG

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  3. Lucina
    June 2, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Big hugs AG xxx

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      ((Luciona)) Thank you for popping over, it means so much. xx AG

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  4. R
    June 2, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Took good care. I’ll be thinking of you.

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  5. June 2, 2013 at 6:15 am

    ((Hugs)) Take care of yourself. You really are a wonderful, caring person.. I hope you can see that. xx

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      Thank you so much Kashley, I so appreciate you always being there xx AG

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  6. M
    June 2, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Wishing you well AG.

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks so much M, it really helps to know there are people who care.

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  7. Missouri Girl
    June 2, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I join in all of the good wishes. Please read and reread seablue’s comment – that IS you. Thank you for all you have done.

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      Missouri Girl,
      Thank you for all your kindness, I appreciate you saying this. xx AG

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  8. marleym6
    June 2, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I have not been on Psych Cafe in a while…so I have lost touch. I treasure your insights here and there, so rest, take care of yourself and my prayer is that you return refreshed and renewed. Be well, AG.

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      Marley,
      It’s good to hear from you, thanks for commenting. I so appreciate your prayers. AG

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  9. Cat's meow
    June 2, 2013 at 11:06 am

    I am so sorry that things are so hard for you right now. I miss your presence, but am glad to hear that you are doing what you need to do, in order to take care of yourself.

    I have been and will continue to think about you…

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      (((Cat))) Thank you, I so appreciate your continuing support and understanding. xx AG

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  10. June 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Feeling fragile is ok, and knowing you are feeling that way is even better! Thanks for modeling the need we all have for self care. We will see you soon.

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  11. June 2, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I’m sorry things are difficult at the moment. Please take care of yourself. Looking forward to your return whenever is right for you. All good wishes, Harriet

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:24 pm

      Harriet,
      Thank you, I so appreciate everyone’s being so compassionate about needing some rest and care. ~ AG

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  12. Grace
    June 2, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    One thought comes to mind and I think you’ll understand what situation I’m referring to “If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success.” Don’t change who you are, for you’re doing an amazing job just being the true you. Take good care of yourself. Be gentle, show yourself compassion and remember what a gift you are to so many:)

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      Grace,
      Thank you, it means so much to hear from people who have watched this unfold, it means more than I can say to hear this, it is truly a gift. xx AG

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  13. Bourbon
    June 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Good call. Take care xx

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  14. Ann
    June 2, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Good for putting yourself and family first! I am sure your husband and BN are very wise and would be the first to support your decision. Xoxo ann

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  15. freeonthursdays
    June 2, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I think it’s something we all need to do now and then. Take care of yourself!

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  16. June 3, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Thank you so much to everyone who has written; forgive me for not responding individually. I have read what everyone has written and appreciate the support and affirmation so much. It means a lot right now to know you are all there. xx AG

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  17. Little Blond Girl
    June 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Take very good care of yourself. Breaks are okay, and taking care of your needs is also okay. Come back balanced and hopefully a little sense of peace about all that has been going on for you. Whenever you are ready…

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      LBG,
      Thank you. I appreciate everyone’s compassion and patience, as I am struggling to bestow that on myself, so its good to hear this. xx AG

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  18. liz
    June 3, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    You’ll get through this (and write a really long, really good post about it after :-D)

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      Liz,
      Thank you, I had a very long, hard laugh when I read this, it was really good for me. xx AG

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  19. Freind from far away
    June 4, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Hello Dear AG . Its has been great to follow your blog and writings . Take good care of yourself.
    Greetings from far away (top on the world 🙂 )

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:30 pm

      Friend,
      Thank you for sending your greetngs such a long way. 🙂 And for the kind words. xx AG

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  20. George
    June 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Hi, AG,
    Wishing you well from afar and hoping you get what you need to feel better and less fragile. 🙂 Hugs!

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  21. Ann
    June 6, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Just checking in. I hope you are being as good to yourself as you have been to your readers! There is no way your readers can give back what you give to us. Even if you never wrote another word, we have been give a treasure of seeing the true struggles and successes that many of us deal with through the eyes of someone who is fearless in her writings. You have given us the words to express ourselves when struggling with our own scary emotions. Thank you. I have internalized much of what you say and it helps me not feel so alone in my own journey. Xoxo Ann

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  22. Ann
    June 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I don’t know if you are still reading your comments. It is a rainy day in N.C, perfect sleeping weather! Hoping that you are taking time to rest this weekend. I know when life is overwhelming it is easy to isolate. That is O.K, but I want you to know that we are still out here thinking about you. No need to respond to anything, but know everything will be o.k.
    You are a survivor! Ann

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    • June 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Ann,
      Definitely reading, and have very much appreciated your care and support and many kind words (you need 15 minutes with my family for a more balanced view of me. :D). I just woke from a nap 🙂 and we are on the way to a dear friend’s daughter’s wedding ( they have informally adopted my husband and I into the family). They’re a wonderful couple, and we’re looking forward to a very good time with lovely people. We also have a room at the hotel nearby so we don’t have to worry about driving and can attend the after party. (And I won’t keep my poor husband up too obscenely late as he is an early bird and I am a night owl! 🙂 ) I am feeling much recovered and should be back to posting soon. Thank you again. xx AG

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  23. Ann
    June 8, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Hope you had a great time at the wedding and party! It is always great to get out of your routine and do something different. (Especially if you don’t have to do dishes and make beds!) I understand about family. I moved back to my hometown after 38 years and now I am seeing a shrink to keep me sane! I try to hold onto boundaries with a little empathy to keep going. Unfortunately, once you have “been assigned” a role in the family it seems to stick no matter how much time goes by! My family lives in fantasy land and my presence often challenges their perfect world. Keep up your good work. Don’t push yourself to write until you are good and ready! Xoxo Ann

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      (((Ann))) Thank you so much for your faithful care, it has meant more than I can say to have you be so steadily there. You have helped me not to retreat. xx AG

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  24. blackbird
    June 10, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Just stopping in to say hello, my Ag! Goodness, your blog looks good!
    I hope you are well- I miss you very much!

    Love,

    Blackbird

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      ((((Beebs))))
      So good to hear from you!! I have missed you so much also. Glad you like the blog. 🙂

      much love, AG

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  25. Ann
    June 12, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Happy Wednesday! Ann

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  26. searching
    June 12, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    AG, I was away from the blog for a few days and just came back to read your last 2 posts. I wanted to add my well wishes for you. I’m sorry for your stresses. I’m glad to read you are starting to feel better. I was particularly moved by your description of being attacked on a website you previously felt was safe. I cant tell you how sorry I am that that happened, and how angry as well. Your blog has been so helpful to me… your willingness to put yourself out there, right in the face of hard painful stuff, your willingness to guide and support others.. so many people (clearly) benefit from your generosity and kindness. It makes me very angry that someone would attack you. I understand how rationally understanding safety exists is not the same as viscerally or emotionally understanding it. And I well know that generalized free floating sense of anxiety and danger that is so draining. I hope very much the time away has helped you work through and let go of those feelings. Mostly I just want to say how much your writing has helped me… I find you to be kind, funny (really funny :)), thoughtful, empathic and just plain gutsy. Thank you. I hope you continue to feel better.

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    • June 12, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      Searching,
      Thank you so much, I do so appreciate hearing this. I am very glad that you have found my writing so helpfu, I appreciate you taking the time to say all this. It means a lot to hear that other people felt this way about what happened. xx AG

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