A Blogging Sabbatical

It’s been a whirlwind week! We listed our house on Wednesday, and by Thursday we had four offers! We accepted the offer that was best for us, and I can say that we literally sold our house in one day!

We must be out of this house by April 29th, so that puts me in need of a blogging sabbatical until we get settled in our new house. We will have to store our household goods for a couple weeks and live in a motel until we can close on the new house… which hasn’t been found yet. We set off on that adventure on Tuesday morning.

So, I’m asking my regular poetry challenge participants to keep writing a weekly poem until I get back. (No submission forms) Feel free to link to this post, or not, whatever works best for you. Choose your own words and keep using the syllabic forms: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Haibun, Cinquain, Etheree, Nonet, and Shadorma. Choose your own words and just have fun. I’ll stop in and comment when I can.

I do have a blog tour post and an interview scheduled for later in April, but other than that, this blog will remain fairly quiet.

As soon as I have a date where I’ll have regular WiFi again, I let you all know and restart the challenge. The main thing is for you to keep writing poetry! I’ll pop in as often as I can to stay in touch. Remember…

“My writing, it’s my way of making sense of everything. My way to feel whole. May I never be complete and may I never feel content – please, let me always have the need, always have the urge to write. ” 
― Charlotte Eriksson


  1. Oh My! Such excitement, Colleen. Your house must be wonderful to have sold so quickly, and I hope you find a new one even better! I see from above that you’re moving to Albuquerque.
    I love that you’re so concerned about the rest of us! There’s lots of poetry around this month, but we will all miss you. Best wishes and hugs!

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  2. I had to smile. In France, the legal minimum time between accepting an offer for a house and signing the deed of sale is three months. It’s usually quite a lot more. Good luck with finding somewhere quickly 🙂

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  3. Best of luck to you and yours on the move. I’m picking up stakes the 27th myself and I am off to Alaska. I’m not sure what my internet access will be like as I am going remote, so till we meet again, Colleen, I will think of you whenever I am writing formed poetry..

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  4. The very best to you on this move. A very auspicious time, spring and changes and renewal, and growth, what a perfect moment this is.

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  5. Wow, Colleen, selling the house in one day?! That’s a whirlwind I can only imagine! I sold my condo about 6 months ago and it took a few months to sell it. I hope you find a new home soon and that moving goes smoothly. See you in blog land when you return after that ~ no rush xo

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  6. I’m sorry about your health, but I’m glad you’re making the most of a pressing situation.

    when following words
    writer has many choices
    in choosing a path
    once direction becomes known
    words follow where writer goes

    Ken G.

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    1. I sent you an email… I’ve got to get lower in elevation so Albuquerque works. In one day we sold our hour and in one week we bought a new house. So busy purging and packing. Please get on MeWe Sis, so we can stay in touch. I plan on getting back to writing by the end of May. Miss you! ❤️

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    1. Hi, Diana. In one week we sold our house and bought another in Albuquerque! Now the packing and paperwork is killing me. LOL! We close on this house April 30th, so it’s been busy! The new house will be ready by May 16th so we’ll be living in a hotel until then. ❤

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        1. I felt an instant connection to the land. I love the desert. Our new house has some fabulous outdoor space and plenty of space for gardening which fills me with happiness. My hubby is older than me, so that warmth from the sun will help him so much. ❤️

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    1. Thanks, Willow. It’s been busy as all get out. I’m stressed but it’s coming together. We found a lovely house in Albuquerque and now I’m dealing with packing, purging, and tons of paperwork. LOL! Thanks for all the love. I need it. ❤


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