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Hi! Thank you for your patience during my bloggy break which has now been for 5 or 6 weeks. Whew!

Sometimes you need to let some things go for a while. There was too much going on since the holidays. I had to let go of some activities to allow others to finish.

January is often a big transition month. This year was no exception. I needed to resolve and clear some things to restore balance.

Now I'm feeling refreshed and ready to dive back in here at Live Wonderstruck. I've done some reflecting and wondering, planning and dreaming (or dreaming and scheming, as I like to say).

There are some changes underway and more in the works. Did you notice the new blog design? Yes, I know I changed it only a few months back, but sometimes you can make changes and it still doesn't feel quite right. You have some of the right elements (colorful butterfly, purply pink links), but it's missing something. Do you know what I mean?

Well, I've kept the right elements and brought in a forest (I love forests! They're so natural, yet magical, don't you think?) and cheerful peachy-yellow. Yes. This is feeling more right. More me.

A little whimsy... a little mystery... a little bit wonderstruck?

I've also added a flash fiction piece. Perhaps you caught that in last week's sneak post? Expect some more of that.

What isn't changing? Me. I'm still me. I'll still be talking about wonderstruckness. Weekly interviews are lined up. (I'm also looking for more, so if you are interested in being a Wonderstruck Interviewee, visit this page for details: Then email me at smhutchinswriter at gmail dot com or reach out to me on Facebook or Twitter.)

Can you feel the energy? Something is stirring. I feel excited, yet serene. I hope you do, too.

So tell me... what have you been up to?


  1. What a pretty blog! I love the changes you've made. :)

  2. I agree, 'something is stirring' and I'm revving up as well. Hibernation is finally over.

    On your blog change--I felt a bit confused at the dark top picture and the whimsical background. They fight with each other--for me. I think the background is more suitable to your message of living wonderstruck. The top pic seems more for a mystery writer or the like.

  3. Fascinating that something is stirring for you, too, Cora. I can't wait to learn more about what that might be. Thank you for the feedback site. I understand what you are saying about the mix of dark and light. In fact, that was exactly the effect I was looking for at this time because I think life and writing and myself are all part of this paradoxical mixing of light and dark. I'll keep in mind that this may be confusing. Perhaps a better expression will come to me in the future. I appreciate your time and comment.

  4. I really like the new look! I even like the dark at the top. It is a mix of the mystery and the wonderstruckness I think. Plus you have the color right in the middle of it. :-)

  5. It's nice to have you back spreading wonder. For me January always spells transition too. Looking forward to what you have in store for us.

  6. Thank you, Rhonda! "It is a mix of the mystery and the wonderstruckness I think." - Perfect!

  7. Awww, thank you Ellen! I will do my best sharing the message of wonder.

  8. I really like your new look. I'm liking the black and white forest scene as well. I have always been drawn to black and white photos so it is especially eye catching to me.

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