Sunday, August 29, 2010

Goodbye Girl

So today is the year anniversary of 38 and Growing. And it is my last full post. It is time to say goodbye to this stage of my journey. I am not abandoning the blogging world (you can't get rid of me that easily, she says maniacally!). But I am no longer 38, though I am always growing, and I am moving on to my own universe. Thank you to all of you who joined with me in this process. It became so much more than I dreamed. I feel like Marsha Mason at the end of one of my favorite corny '70s movies, The Goodbye Girl, when she realizes that she isn't alone and more importantly, will never be alone. I am not alone. I know that now. And this blog has been a part of me learning that.

I hope that you won't be saying goodbye either. I hope you will join me at my new website, A Star In My Own Universe. My beautiful friend, Lee, built it for me -- I went all Wordpress on y'all! Tomorrow is the official launch and I hope to see you there!

Until then, you know I couldn't leave you without one of my equally corny favorite songs.

All your life you've waited for love to
come and stay
And now that I have found you, you must
not slip away
I know it's hard believin' the words you've
heard before
But darlin' you must trust them just once
more... 'cause baby
Goodbye doesn't mean forever
Let me tell you goodbye doesn't mean
we'll never be together again
If you wake up and I'm not there, I won't
be long away
'Cause the things you do my Goodbye Girl
Will bring me back to you.

I know you've been taken, afraid to hurt
You fight the love you feel for me instead
of givin' in
But I can wait forever, for helpin' you to see
That I was meant for you and you for me remember

Goodbye doesn't mean forever
Let me tell you goodbye doesn't mean
we'll never be together again
Though we may be so far apart you still
will have my heart
So forget your past my Goodbye Girl
'Cause now you're home at last.

And thanks to so many of you, I truly do feel home at last...

Also, a final update on Heifer International, thanks to an additional donations by my wonderful mother, I was able to donate $440 to Heifer International. Thanks to everyone who posted and to Erin from The Mother Load for making it such a success!!!


Leiah said...

Just updated my subscription!

chitra said...

I would be following you dear ,you are a beautiful friend I met during my lif'e journey. Shall meet you at your new site.

Betty Manousos said...

I love you, Tracie!

Off to your new site!

For a moment I thought I wouldn't see you again..but then when I read about your new site..oh well I'm so excited!

B xx

Felicity Grace Terry said...

Glad to hear you aren't leaving us - I was kind of expecting 39 And Still Growing but will be just as pleased to visit you at your new site.

Unknown said...

yay, so excited to head over to your new place! wooohoo!

Unknown said...

I will follow to visit your new site

Tracie Nall said...

Ooooh very fancy! Going to check out your new digs! ;-)

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When I started reading ur post, I thought as if u r going to abandon blogging.
But nice to know that u r switching to ur own domain. Wishing u a wonderful journey and would love to keep in touch with the "star"

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hey Traci, Happy 39th!! It's been a pleasure reading your posts.

Toyin O. said...

Happy Birthday.

Andrea said...

Oh!! I totally had no idea, I'd been wondering why you weren't showing up in my blogroll and suddenly realized I missed this post. I'll have to find you at your new digs!!

When did I become my Mom said...

Following you over there!!