Monday, May 15, 2017

I'm back with a brand new edition

Hello avid readers!

Sorry for my unannounced and unintended (and unpaid) sabbatical from my blog.

I was asked to step up for election to president of the local military spouses’ club, in addition to my then-elected term as a treasurer for a statewide nonprofit. Little did I know how much work it would take to run not only a limping spouses club but also its associated thrift shop which had its own issues. The compass that I try to follow is, leave it better than you found it. So, I threw myself into that.

Add in my real job, family life with a military yaw to it, a social life here and there, and a mother a million miles away dedicated to surviving not only a brain aneurism and multiple coilings to prevent a few others but eventually stage 3 ovarian cancer, and by the end of each day I was just so exhausted I couldn’t do more than think about posting to my blog.

Now that isn’t to say I haven’t been coming up with ideas to post. I have, and they are saved for you. I just needed to free up some more time. As you can see, most have been quite long posts. That takes time to edit. And as a technical writer and editor, I do it over and over and over again. I really need to just do a few short ones, post them, and edit later.

Recently I was talking to a colleague at an event and my blogs came up in conversation. She told I better start posting and do it regularly, because she gets mad at the ones she is following when there isn’t anything new to read. We laughed and she said she’d be sure to remind me to post.
So, here is the first one and hopefully more will follow.  If you are interested in any particular topic, I am happy to do some research for you or at least get a few sources together to help out your interests. Or if it is books or movies you think I should tackle, I'm all ears and eyes.

Hope to chat soon. Cheers!