It would be an understatement to say that I've been an ambivalent blogger. In my professional life, I write narratives many times every day--factual narratives. Very factual. Like 'don't say that if you can't back it up in court' factual. So even on a good day, writing is for me an academic exercise.
It wasn't always like this. I once thought of writing The Great Novel & becoming an English teacher. Then life happened & I needed to support myself. I also come from Norwegian & Swiss German stock--not the most happy-go-lucky folks. Sturdy but not necessarily jovial!
My darling husband has had to put up with "I'm not going to write a blog" to "Maybe I will." I have the great good fortune to be married to a very patient man. Yesterday morning as I walked out the door I proclaimed once again that I wasn't going to write the blog. He told me "It should be fun. Just do it." Thank you, Jim & Nike. During my drive to work, I thought about all kinds of things I could write about. I realized that this doesn't have to be great writing--that I can "write from the heart" (thank you Rick). So I told myself that I would try writing something every day for 7 days & see what happens. I might even take a creative writing class at the senior center or even better, check in with my middle son, Nate, the writer! He's definitely the one in our family who will (or already has) written The Great American Novel! So, welcome to Day One.
A couple more things--today at 4 PM I'm meeting with the Medical Director to let her know that my last day of work will be December 31st & my official last day will be January 2nd. Unless I experience some kind of catastrophic event, I will submit my letter of resignation October 2nd. One step closer to retirement!
My guess is that many of you have a family member or know of someone who is on the autistic spectrum. My colleague & friend, Lindsay Beard, just started a blog she calls TherapistGumboMama
and she writes about family, food & therapy. She has a fantastic sense of humor & she LOVES all things Bigfoot!! Really!
I'll put more photos in my posts from here on--I thought I was doing good today to just post! Have a great day today. Safe travels to those of you on the road and cheers to all of you from the end of the road!