A friend pointed out to me the other day that I haven’t blogged in a while, and yes, it’s been close to two years. There is no excuse really, other than life getting in the way and a lack of real inspiration. And just like that, almost two years zoom by, and even WordPress has given up on sending me “we see you haven’t posted in a while” reminders. I quit my job about 18 months ago, so in theory I have plenty of time to ramble on over here, but the funny thing is I seem to have less time now than ever before. Perhaps my ability to write down my random thoughts went down the drain with my career, or maybe life has not really been blog-worthy. Maybe I’ve forgotten the real reason for writing here in the first place: for Alex and Caris to have an insight into me when I am gone. I wanted them to have a glimpse into me, the adult, the person, the thinker and feeler; not just their good old mom who plods on in the background making food and picking up all the random shit they leave lying around the house. A friend of mine died very suddenly yesterday, and the news has sent me into a sad reflection of how short our time here is; how it can end abruptly with no warning. So, I need to come back here and record the thoughts and feelings that are overflowing from my being. I just need to get through today…
2 Replies to “I need to write”
Welcome back! I also haven’t blogged in a while, and what I have blogged hasn’t been much of an inspiration.
Having lost two seminal figures of my upbringing within 7 months, I was also thinking about how fleeting life is, but what keeps me grounded is passing the baton down to the next generation. Much reward in that—teach them well and let them lead the way.
So sorry to hear about your loss Denita. Friends are the family we gather along the way. Take care of yourself. Adéle