If any of you actually check this blog out regularly, then I probably don't need to tell you that there is a bit of a gap between posts.
Ha! Bit of a gap. More like a canyon.
Anyway, I probably shouldn't be bringing even more attention to it, in case you have missed it. Or for those of you who have only just found my tiny corner of the blogosphere. But, I feel like I would be doing even more wrong by ignoring the break as if it didn't happen.
Not to mention the fact that I would be pretending that the last several months of my life were unimportant or uneventful. And the fact of the matter is, these past several months have been some of the best months of my life.
My daughter was barely over a month old when I posted my Writing Bucket List. Now she is 8 1/2 months old. And while I still haven't accomplished not one task on that bucket list, I have rejoiced at every moment of every day as I have watched her personality develop. In May, I was getting ready to return to my Internship and my school from maternity leave, and when I did I would be near the end of them both and could start working on building my future, and now – well… Now I am still close to finishing school and my internship so not much has changed there.
But I am still writing. I have scribbles on notebooks, recordings on my iPhone still waiting to be transcribed, new Word Documents saved in various folders on my iMac… thoughts that have been put into words that are still waiting to be organized into stories.
Oh, yea, and my level of organization has plummeted. I mean really. It has gone down drastically. Not that I am complaining. I never wanted to be one of those mothers who was more concerned with everything being in its proper place than in spending time with my daughter. But I also never expected my disorganization to reach this level. I mean some of my files still don't even have real file names.
Regardless, these past months have been extraordinary, and I wouldn't trade them in for anything. And now it is definitely time to come back and tackle this bucket list, full force and with a vengeance.