I haven't posted in several months and to be honest, I haven't missed it as much as I thought I would. Sometimes real life consumes you and relatively unimportant things, like blogging, tend to fall by the wayside. My blog tends to focus on more of my home decor and projects with a tiny bit of personal life thrown in but in these past several months, I could have focused completely on personal life with no home decor or projects thrown in at all...because I haven't completed a project or decorated anything in months.
So, while I ponder whether or not to continue blogging, I'll fill you in on all that has consumed my thoughts in the past several months. Some of it is exciting and fun and wonderful and some of it breaks my heart. Some days I'm so excited by things going on around me and other days it's hard to concentrate. Where to start? Grab a cup of coffee. It's going to be a long post.
Let's start with the exciting and least emotional. As many of you long time followers know, I'm a pediatric speech-language pathologist (SLP) in my professional life and I love it. I mentioned many months ago that I had the honor of being elected Vice President of Professional Services for my state association, the Texas Speech-Language and Hearing Association (TSHA). I've been an "elect" for the past year and officially took office this past July. It's fun and exciting and quite a bit of work at times. I'm on my computer a lot answering emails, working on projects, etc., which leaves less time for blogging. My term ends in June, 2014.
Let's move on to still exciting but with more emotion. My last post was April. After that post, I became swamped at work. In my position, I work closely with the school's psychologist. In happy news, she became pregnant for the first time. However, her impending maternity leave meant we had to work hard to get as much done as possible before she left and the end of the school year is already crazy busy. The tough part was we had no idea when she would have to go on leave. Why? She was expecting quads! It was day to day and at any time she may have to go on bed rest. She had her quads this summer and started a blog. It's a crazy fun thing to read. You can check it out at: http://fourtoadore.wordpress.com/ and you should really read her inspirational turtle story and about the poop chute.
(AARP: American Association of Retired Persons). Really? I have years before I can retire and frankly I wouldn't now even if I could.
I'm in good company though. Do you know who else turned 50 this year?
|Jon Bon Jovi|
|Matthew Broderick, yep, Ferris is 50|
Today was a good day to take some time for myself and reflect on all that is happening. There is quite a bit more but those above have been the biggest. I'm sure I'll get busy on projects or at least some holiday decorating and I'm sure I'll continue to blog. Somedays I even think about starting a second one about SLP ideas. I do enjoy it when I get time. I'm also sure I won't be posting regularly for the foreseeable future. However, I am sure I'll post more non-decor stuff as much as decor so this blog will be more well-rounded. It helps to write about all of this stuff.