Just prior to last week, I was seriously considering taking a long break from this blog. Some days it's hard to put yourself out there and I had allowed myself to feel really bad about a few negative comments. I was having a rough time trying to work past those issues and thought a blogging hiatus may be restorative. Then came the flood...and with those waters came a reason to be strong, to look past negativity, and to forge ahead. And then you stepped in to help raise over $2000 to help rebuild our town! You've written posts, tweeted, offered goods, posted news on facebook, sent emails, and shared our fundraiser button. Your support and generosity has worked wonders to help soothe sad days and kick this blogger in the head. For that, I can't thank you all enough.
Rebuilding will be a difficult task, particularly when faced with a staggering $100 million in estimated damage to property in our county alone, but I'm confident that people will be creative and continue to work hard to get Owego back on track. Our fundraiser will continue and so will Aesthetic Outburst. Thank you all for everything.