When I see beauty, I see hope
When I see beauty, I see hope

I don’t know about you, but when I watch a movie with an open ending, I’m left feeling unsatisfied (like when I really need dark chocolate, but settle for crunchy Skittles because that’s all the candy the kids left in the house.)  I want to know how a story ends.  I want to know if I should laugh or cry, or just hope for the best knowing that sometimes “best” is elusive.

For weeks I’ve been trying to decide what to do with this space that I have adored for so long.  For six years, I have posted my writing and photos and have been encouraged, supported and befriended by many lovely people.  I always wanted this blog to be a positive in world that has too much negative.  For the most part, I think I did that.  For the first five years or so at least.

This brings me to now.  I am no longer JannaT and I no longer write so it doesn’t make sense to leave things hanging without an ending.  I don’t know who I am or who I will be- I just know that I won’t ever be who I was.  I will leave my blog here for now, a reminder of a chapter in my life, and perhaps it will entertain or encourage someone.  I have no idea if words will ever be a part of me again, or if I will feel joy or passion, or any of the things that make time on this earth bearable.  All I know is that as long as I breathe, I will strive to hope.

I really felt like I needed write something to thank all of the people who have perused my blog over the years.  I wanted to tell those who enjoyed my writing enough to follow me- I appreciate your support more than you know.  Lastly, I wanted to tell those that I got to know over the years that your friendship has meant a lot to me and I wish you all the best in your writing, photography, or wherever your passions lead you.

Peace and blessings to you all.