Friday, 14 June 2013

Farewell from Baxter Street

Dearest Most Treasured Reader, Thank you for all your lovely comments over the years. Thank you for popping by Baxter Street, for sharing my nonsense and for being your kind, endlessly patient, well-mannered self. You have earned a CHERISHED place in my heart. I have LOVED blogging, it has been a unique and rewarding part of my life. But, well, even Seinfeld ran it's course, didn't it? And so too has my little blog. My life is changing and moving in different directions at the moment,  and sadly I cannot give you the riveting entertainment to which you have grown accustomed. True, I can barely articulate what my New Directions are but, as Cate Blanchett says at the beginning of Lord Of the Rings, 'I feel it in my waters'. Or was it, 'I feel it in the water'? No matter. Life is change and in that spirit I am waving hoo-roo from Baxter Street. 
Kiss, Kiss, Dear Reader. I shan't hang around lest I become too teary. 
Thank you ENORMOUSLY and Good Night.
Jen xx



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14 comments:

  1. Say it 'aint so! I will miss your lovely posts and brooches and doo-dads and inspiration ...

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  2. Oh, so sad, Jen. I only found your blog a few months ago and have enjoyed it so much.
    Wishing you happy new horizons. x

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  3. Jen

    sorry to see you go but feel excited for you for your future endeavors.

    Best Wishes for you and your family

    Helen xx

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  4. Dear Jen,
    I am so sad to hear that Baxter Street will be ending. You would be amazed at the impact you have had on me. I always looked forward to reading your blog. It gave me a little bit happiness during some tough times. I soaked up all your words of advice and loved reading about the world of a writer through your eyes. I actually begin to write myself last year and even won a place in a mentorship program within 3 months of starting. My husband has been sick with leukaemia for a few years now and I while spending many hours in the hospital I read your blog (that bit of happiness) and through your list found many other inspiring authors (a little more happiness) It really helped me to dream at a time when I felt so overwhelmed by the realities of life.
    So it felt like a chapter really ended when you posted this yesterday...not only has Baxter Street ended but I lost my darling husband early yesterday morning. For me it feels like it was a day of farewells. Strange that they ended on the same day. Thank you Jen- it has been lovely sharing this journey with you.
    Tracey x

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  5. I'm sorry I didn't find you sooner! Thanks so much for your thoughtful and entertaining comments on my blog, and I wish you well in wherever life takes you from here.

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  6. Jen, parting is such sweet sorrow. I've only come to know you and your lovely blog in the past few months, but it has been a treat to read your posts. The best of love and luck, and a very bright future to you.

    Sue xo

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  7. Oh, I am sad, I have really enjoyed following your blog and it feels too soon to be saying good bye. I imagine you on the water - a passenger on a ship that sails on the seas of the future - to wonderful experiences and much happiness. Wishing you all the very best xx

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  8. Girls! You are all too gorgeous for words. If i could i would have a bake-a-thon and have you all over for afternoon tea. I do mean it when i say how much you all mean to me (old and new readers alike). Redleaf, I feel humbled and blessed to read your comments and I wish you love and healing and happiness, please feel free to email me if you need some silliness or some writing advice (ahem) (address on website). Perhaps it will be of interest to some of you if i say that I am embarking on Julia Cameron's, Vein of Gold 'pilgrimage'. Years ago i threw myself into The Artist's Way and it revolutionised my life. Honestly it did! I now feel ready for the next big creative/spiritual adventure. There are also projects begging for my attention, projects i have pushed into the background for years and now i am in my 50s I feel i can no longer ignore them. Yikes! Yes, the door to Baxter Street is closed but who knows. One day I might be back, throwing off the dust sheets, opening the windows and hollering to you all, 'The kettle is on, the scones are fresh out of the oven and Dionne Warwick is on the radiogram!' Until that time, loads of love and once again thank you for popping by, I love spending time with you! Jen xoxxx

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  9. I only found your blog several month's ago but I know what it is like to feel the pressure of time and unfulfilled dreams. All the best Jen and I hope we hear from you again.

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  10. I am indeed interested! For years I have wanted to read the Artist's Way. Your ringing endorsement is an incentive for me to finally read/do it. I have not heard of Vein of gold, but that has me very curious too.
    Thanks Jen.

    Sue xo

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  11. Dear Jen,

    Moving on ... I wish you all the very best. And please keep my email address in mind. I'm not there (yet), but if you are ever in the Blue Mountains ... a cake awaits you!

    Joxxx

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  12. Oh wow! I didn't expect that when I popped in here. That's sad! But sounds like it's very exciting for you. Hope this frees you to pursue your new goals. Best wishes! x

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  13. You will be back.
    I'm soooo sad. I always loved visiting your blog and always felt so humbled and happy that my Tale Peddler was one of your original inspirations for you to start blogging. Take some time away from it for awhile and when you're ready, we'll be here. Whistling a little tune, swinging our legs, watching a butterfly and waiting...
    What a totally gorgeous comment from Redleaf. You've had an impact, Jen.
    xx

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  14. oh dear i am teary reading redleaf's comment. i think i need a wine! all the best for your new adventures. as sad as it is to see you go, change is good and we all need to let go from time to time x

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