Sunday, 11 January 2009

Fare Thee Well

This is possibly the most difficult blog post I’ve ever written because I’ve truly enjoyed the eleven months I’ve been writing here and, more so, the friends I’ve made along the way. But because I need to sever some ties now I won’t be posting any more.

While certain people still have access to my life through these ramblings, I’ll never truly feel disengaged from them. Despite promises to the contrary, they’re still here, injecting their toxicity into my life and unless I cut all contact, I’ll never be able to move on.

I’ll be changing my email address - those of you who’d like to stay in touch can still contact me on the old one (dioritt (@) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk) for the next few days or so but I’ll eventually stop checking that account. You can have the new one, though. If you have a Facebook account, please feel free to add me there too. You’ll find me under Sharon Jacobsen.

Thanks to you all for the wonderful comments you’ve left and the inspiration you’ve given me. It’s been a lot of fun, you’ve given me food for thought, and I’m gonna to miss this part of life. But I'll still be visiting your blogs, so I won't disappear entirely. You don't get rid of me that easily.

I may be blogging again some time in the future. I’m just not sure yet.

Sharon J xx


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Jennifer said...

I'll miss checking your blog everyday but I do respect you must be going through tough times and you need to do whatever it takes to minimise the stress levels and stay healthy and happy.

Do keep in touch through my blog when you can. You know my email address as well.

Stay well and God bless.

You can always start a new blog as anonymous and just email your friends as to where you are.......


Chris said...

Oh Sharon, Whilst I completly understand your reasons I am so sorry to read this post today. Please stay in touch! You know where I am so please can you email me your new email address and hopefully we can stay in touch that way.

You will be missed by so many Sharon as you have a lot of people who follow your blog and care for you here.

Take care and whilst it is a tough decision and a sad one for you and the many followers we will support you and fully understand the reasons.

Speak soon.


Anonymous said...

Oh Sharon, I am so very very sorry. I will miss your blog terribly and I do hope you can blog again. Your blog has touched my life in so many ways, more than you will ever know.

I completely understand that you have to do what you have to do. I actually did a post today on relationships, some people we truly can't have in our lives.

I will email you, please do stay in touch.


p.s. remember the meet up in June - you will ALWAYS be welcome!

Anonymous said...

Noooooo... so sorry to read this.. hope you will blog again one day, I will miss reading your blog. Will stay in touch though.

Take care...

Jade of the Jungle said...

Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's pants! I'll miss your posts terribly...!!!!

Okay, selfish tantrum aside, I understand you need to do what you need to do (doesn't mean I have to be happy about it ;) )

I'll miss your insightful, wise perspective on life.

Stay in touch Sharon!

Lizzie said...

I will miss the daily dose of common sense but I understand. I will 'facebook' you shortly.


Margaret's Ramblings said...

I am so sorry to read this Sharon as I consider you a valuable and special blogging friend, but I do understand why. Do stay in contact via our blogs and let us know from time to time how you are getting on. I think you have my email so if you would like to stay in touch please do so. I will leave it up to you. I will think of you with love and kindness, Margaret

aromatic said...

So sorry to hear you have to resort to this, but fully understand your reasons. I have been in a similar situation myself in the past and one has to do what one has to do.... Look after yourself!!!!!!.... perhaps we will be in touch again in the very near future!
With Love, Jane xxx

Caroline said...

So so sorry to hear you won't be blogging for the moment, Sharon, but please do keep in touch. I've send a friend request via Facebook, and I will really miss your daily posts. Caroline x

Eco Gites of Lenault said...

Good luck in all you do - especially that 101 list.

Best wishes

Rosie x

Jack said...


This is totally bumming me out, but I completely understand. I hope disengagement goes well.

Take care,


livingmyrichlife said...

Sharon...We'll miss you. Please make sure you keep in touch.

Take care of yourself.

Cathie said...

Gosh Sharon I'm selfishly feeling completely gutted for me but obviously understand your reasons. I've been inspired every single time I have read your posts, your frequency and quality of writing have been awesome and everything you have written about has provoked me to think long and hard about things.

You are very special and I shall miss visiting your site a great deal but hopefully knowing you are 'out there' will encourage me to write more than I currently do.

Thanks for giving us so much.


It's always sad to see a blogger stop writing but you offer such special inspiration, I will miss your writing very much. It is such a decision but with the enjoyment of blogging often comes pressure. When you feel ready to write again, please do get back in touch Sharon as I would love to read your words again. Take care and God bless. Karen x

wombat064 said...

Dear Sharon,
you have made a very big group of friends through blogging and touched a lot of people in so many ways.

I will miss you


Cathie said...

Hi Sharon

Just a thought but maybe it is worth considering setting up a private Blogger blog (or converting this one to be private) - where users have to log in before they can see content...

All the best. I will miss you hugely (and thank you for all the comments you have left on my blog too in the past)

Canadian Saver said...

Oh Sharon, I'm really sorry to hear this... I'll miss your blog too!

Take good care of yourself {{{hugs}}}

Catz said...

Oh Sharon! I will miss you, you were one of my first blogging friends and have been so encouraging! I will look for you on facebook soon. I do understand but hope you will find your way back soon.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear you won't be blogging anymore, I have loved reading your blog, you definitely have a talent for writing. Keep well and all the best for the future. JoyK from WA (OZ).

Cabbage Heart said...

Geez girl, did it have to come to this? You got me on facebook already hunny. So sad, but remember what happened to my blog when it got hi-jacked? Totally understand your reasons.

WebSmith said...

Bye Sharon.

ramtops said...

I'm so sorry to read this, and the reasons behind it.

Good luck in the future, and please come back just occasionally and let us know how you are.


Gavin said...

Sharon, this is a sad day for me, because your blog was on of the first I ever read, and I feel like I know you personally. You have touched a great many people and I shall always call you friend!


Sharon J said...

Thanks, folks. All these nice messages have really touched me :)

It's been a blast - I've really enjoyed getting to know you all. As I said, I will still be visiting your blogs so I'm not disappearing into the ether forever but although it's nice to visit you, I'm gonna miss having you over to mine :)

Anonymous said...

Sharon - i can well understand your reasons for having to do this. I'd like to keep in touch - i think you know how to reach me through my blog - but i don't have facebook, so i can't add you there. If you ever do go back to blogging, will you let me know, please? [you could always start a completely new blog under a completely new name, and just let certain individuals that you *want* to know where you are, where you are... or alternatively, blog privately. I think LiveJournal, possibly blogspot and wordpress allow you to do that. Certainly you can stop google searches going through your blog if you know how.]

Many thanks - and good luck!

Little Terraced House said...

Sharon, really sorry to hear that you have had to make the sad decision to not blog any more, but I do understand your thoughts. Good luck to you and all my very best wishes to you. I hope things get better for you soon.

Big hugs Babs

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon

I'm really sorry to hear you won't be blogging anymore.

All the best for the future xx

Debi said...

Having known you since I started blogging over 3 yrs ago (you were the one who drew me in and we all know you never forget your first!) I know that you've made dramatic changes before when you've needed to.

You know that I support you in whatever you choose to do. Do please let me know your new email address so we can stay in touch. Much love and xxx

neimanmarxist said...

oh, sharon. we'll miss you tremendously. wishing you peace, happiness, and the simplicity you have nobly sought. your blog touched my life.

Anonymous said...

Change is good. Live long and prosper--though not by conventional standards.

All the best,
Kim Richard Smith
Warming Up at the Ramada: A Hermit's Memoir

Sailing Simplicity said...

Sharon, You will be missed in the blogging world. But I guess this is one thing you might need to do to be closer to "finding simplicity". I hope it all goes well for you in the future.

Coffee and Vanilla said...

I will miss your posts and messages. Please keep in touch whenever you can and good luck with your plans!
Have a wonderful day, Margot

Cottage Smallholder said...

Dear Sharon

I'm so sad that you have given up blogging (for the moment). Your blog was so brave and true. A real breath of fresh air.

Unfortunately I don't have much time to catch up with other blogs ATM but yours is one of the few that I click on and read avidly when I have some time to myself. You have real talent so please, please start blogging again soon.

I'd love to know your new email address. Mine is fn AT btinternet Dot com. Please keep in touch.

Chris said...

Hi Sharon!

Was thinking about you today and wonder how you are? Didn't ever get your new email address. Send it if you can - you have mine! Concerned about you and wondering if OK?


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