I've been an intermittent blogger. I enjoy writing. But I'm not one of those people who truly have the bug to write every day.
The time that I was writing online on a daily basis was when I was an at-home parent with a young toddler. I didn't get out much. Had limited social interaction. Blogging was a social and creative outlet between diaper changes and playing on the floor with an 18 month old.
Fast forward several years.
My kids are in 3rd and 6th grade. They talk up a storm. Often, it's very enlightening and enriching conversations. (Other times it's about Taylor Swift.)
I'm working out of the home now. My work is largely writing. (Grant proposals.)
But perhaps it would do me well to park myself down somewhere and write for myself and anyone else who happens on by.
What's the harm?
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Friday, December 16, 2011
So I took a sabbatical from Open Salon. Thirteen months. This was back to back with a previous multi-month sabbatical. So it's been awhile. A lot of familiar names still abound these parts, but the place has sure changed in that time. Not for the better. Not for the worse. Just different.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I always knew I wanted kids. Two, to be exact. At least I think I always felt that way. I'm told that I once said to my mom that I'd never get married and have kids, but I was probably just trying to annoy her.
I knew parenthood would be difficult. Goddamnit! It has been difficult! It's been difficult despite the fact that I only have two kids, they are not problem kids, I have a full parenting partner, and we haven't had any family traumas. It's still hard!
Monday, June 14, 2010
When I was in middle school I read a survey that most of my peers wanted to live within 50 miles of where they grew up. This surprised me. Didn't they want to escape just like me?
Why do we live the places we do? For most of us it's determined by a combination of jobs, affordability and proximity to family. Indeed, there are times I wish I lived in the same town as my kids' grandparents.