Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A Season of Change: Personal Notes (Jill)

 If any of you have seen my posts on social media, you might have been aware my oldest child graduated from high school. I shared in my author group, the Pyromaniacs, how I felt happy and sad and nostalgic and, and, and...

My daughter isn't the only one who's adjusting to this new phase of life. The whole family's been learning how to handle our "new normal" (although my husband seems to be doing better than the rest of us). My youngest daughter is adjusting to a life with less quality time with her big sis. I was unprepared for how much of a change it would be for me. My "baby" is now officially an adult and is enrolled in a Big Ten college with a full fall semester of credits. Aside from the financial information I've been sifting through (which strikes terror in my heart), I've also been dealing with a messed-up neck and shoulder. Multiple smaller projects, and the promotional and marketing stuff all writers are required to do, have filled my plate.

After a particularly grueling weekend, I realized something had to give. After much thought, discussion, and prayer, I decided to step down from blogging here at Lands Uncharted. I still have my own blog (www.jmhackman.com), but this will be my last blog post here for awhile.

From the beginning, my fellow bloggers made me feel very welcome here at Lands Uncharted. I made new friends, learned to write faster, became more adept at writing book reviews (something that's difficult for me), met new authors, and connected with some awesome readers! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my posts!

I enjoyed getting to know all of you. Please, stop by and say "hi" on social media. :-)


  1. I’m glad we had a chance to meet through LU and I wish you and your family well as you all find your new groove. *hugs*

  2. Aw, thanks so much, KaLyn! It was a true pleasure meeting you, as well. :-)

  3. Oooh, those big life changes can be challenging. Be blessed in this new season. And I’m glad I still know where to go to find you, muwahaha πŸ˜†

  4. I'll miss you on the blog, Jill. I enjoyed your posts. But we'll keep up another way!


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