I’M BACK!!!

I had no idea I would have been gone this long. It wasn’t supposed to happen this way.

In the Fall of 2019, I took a job as an adjunct professor at a college, and since it was my first ever teaching job I wanted to devote my time to developing curriculums and creating lesson plans. I dove right in, headfirst, and the next thing I knew all my “me time”, which used to be my blogging time turned into my teaching prep time. Blogging, unintentionally became a thing of the past, much to my chagrin.

I kept paying WordPress for my page, though, in the hopes that one day I would make it back into the blogosphere before I lost all my trusted followers and friends but somehow I kept putting everything before my writing, and wouldn’t you know it 2.5 years have passed. Time moves so rapidly. The return to blogging was not at all planned for tonight, I just finished working and was about to shut down my laptop when I decided it is RIGHT NOW or never, and here I am.

How have you been, dear readers? Are you even still out there? So much has happened with me since my last blog post, so much, I promise to eventually bring you up to speed but right now at this moment, I am just happy that I finally decided to write again, not to write for work but to write for fun.

The word “fun” has become my new favorite adjective because I have recently realized that as I got older I was unintentionally underestimating the power of having fun. My dear readers, never ever underestimate the power of having fun in all that you do, even in the simplest forms, it brings joy. It brings contentment. The memory of which will keep you smiling for days, if not, weeks.

Now that I am back, the first thing I want to do is roll call. Who is still here with me? Drop a comment below if you are still around and haven’t deleted my page – No doubt I would have deserved the deletion. ๐Ÿ™‚

Secondly, I was thinking I would revamp my blog, kind of focus more on one specific thing, kind of like a niche, instead of this being a lifestyle blog where I wrote about general things I would maybe make this a beauty blog and focus on fashion trends. Thoughts? Do we really need another beauty blog though?

Fashion is such a fun and wonderful thing, well at least, for me, and with fashion week coming up in New York City, maybe I could attend a few events and blog about it as a way of re-introducing myself to this community? I don’t know – Just thinking out loud right now. I’ll figure it out, with your help of course.

It’s great to be back, l vow – yes, vow – to keep this going and create a blog post at least once a month. I solemnly swear to carve out the time and properly return to my hobby. In the interim, give me a few ideas of how to proceed, what would you like to read about? Better yet, what has been going on with you? Let’s catch up!

P.S. Please take note of my new email address which is racquelwritesagain@gmail.com. ๐Ÿ™‚

Red – The color that defines me. ๐Ÿ™‚

38 thoughts on “I’M BACK!!!

  1. Well, hello there!
    I’ve been checking your blog periodically in hopes you would return but there was nothing. Until now. Welcome back!
    Fashion and beauty are definitely not my favorite topics, but this is YOUR blog and you should use it to do what YOU want, or else it’s going to get annoying real soon. Feel free to experiment as you go along. You don’t need to make any final decisions right away.

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  2. So it’s been a little over a month and I’m FINALLY getting around to saying welcome back! And what a couple of years and then some it’s been, right? I’ve never forgotten you but I also don’t check my WordPress feed regularly like I used to and that’s meant I’ve missed some exciting stuff–or almost missed, since your return is definitely in the category of “exciting stuff”–and really should be getting out there more, virtually speaking.
    Anyway if you want to write about fashion trends I’m here for it. You’re funny and smart and you’d bring a unique perspective. I’d also like to know what you’ve been teaching, if you can write about that. Whatever. You’ve written about a lot of things and I’ve enjoyed it so I’m interested in whatever you have to share going forward, and I’m here, really–virtually speaking.

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  3. ๐Ÿ™‚ Welcome back, Racquel.

    At one time, your blog reverted to a WordPress subdomain (And, that was one of those times that I was worried about you not blogging again).

    I have faith that you will choose the right direction for your blog.

    Do have yourself a fabulous day!

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    1. OMG, Charlie, you’re still here??! So good to read your comment. Really good! Yep, we are all 2 and half years the time is ticking away. I decided it’s now or never since time waits on no man. Let me hop on over to your page to see how you and the Princess has been keeping. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Rachel!! I am still here, even though I had also taken a bit of a hiatus online ๐Ÿ˜Š. I have been searching for you! Glad I found you again. I say blog about everything! I enjoy your random topics. You can put fashion in anytime you want, but I do enjoy reading your musings. I will read either way, but just my take๐Ÿ˜‰.

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    1. Sometimes we need an “online hiatus”, it’s good for our mental health.

      Yes, I agree with your suggestion – Personal musings are always better punctuated with a bit of fashion forward moments. โ™ฅ๏ธ

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  5. Fashion trends – yes please! How about predictions. When will high waist go away? Asks the 5โ€™ 4โ€ short waisted woman. ๐Ÿ˜ณ
    Glad your back Racquel! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. So jealous of all that hair! *sigh* Enjoy it

    I’m still here. Still with you. Missed you terribly. I love reading no matter what you write.

    You are still on my list so stop by, sink into a comfy chair, and catch up.
    Coffee? Tea? or Wine?

    Glad to have you back……………..

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    1. Hey Boo Darling – All that hair is extensions – Not mine exactly because it’s not growing from my scalp but mine kind of mine because I paid for it. ๐Ÿ˜œI missed you too…I believe a while back I got an email from you and I replied. I will be hopping over to your page in a little while to catch up. I bet I missed a whoooooollllleee lot.

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    1. Ooohhh, Paula! You’re still here… How are you, Dear? I’ll be filling you guys in in the upcoming weeks. I have 2+ years of stuff to divulge. I am hoping it’ll make for some great stories.

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  7. Well, hello stranger! Welcome back. Glad to hear allโ€™s well and life is treating you right. As for your blog, my preference is always personal stories over a niche blog. Fill it with fashion of course, thatโ€™s part of who you are!
    ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Rivergirl, I think you’re unto something – Personal stories filled with fashion – I can do that. How are you? And your dear hubby? Still fascinated with chickens? I’m going to hop over to your page later. I am sure I missed a lot.

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  8. Still here! Canโ€™t believe itโ€™s 2.5 yrs ๐Ÿ˜ณ. You sure? You write well so any topic you write will be interesting. Fashion is your passion so that will be effortless. I think a little of everything will give you a wider palette to work with.

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    1. Yes, fren, the last time I blogged before this was September 1, 2019. I can hardly believe it either!!! Crazy, right?! Thanks for sticking with me mi ride or die from when…I promise to deliver some interesting, laugh-out-loud tales here in the “consistent” future.

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  9. Pfftโ€”Iโ€™ve been here all along, and kept up with your shenanigans outside of WordPressโ€ฆitโ€™s ABOUT TIME you popped back in here! You know I liked your personal stories, but I also love your fashion posts. I am not gonna make any suggestions, because whatever you decide to do, Iโ€™ll be here for it. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. Did you just “Pfft” me??! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I was hoping you’d make a suggestion on what I should do in terms of the writing. I was like Heather will have some good advice. She usually does. I’m thinking I might post twice a month. A fashion post once a month and a “what I have been up to/lifestyle post” the the second time I post during the month. That should work, right?

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