|Original digital photomanipulation from PierceXy|
SO MUCH going on this month. The usual being:
- getting kids back to school
- kicking off a new swim team season
- kicking off a new dance season
- kicking off a new marching band season
- birthdays (mine, my daughters, my MIL's)
- seasonal yardwork
and adding some new things to the mix:
- travel to Kentucky to earn my Clinical Sleep Educator certification
- going from one night a week at my new job to two nights a week
- tasks as a swim team captain mom (oh the fun extra work we get to do!! whee)
- new roles and duties for the water polo club
- duties as the mom of a senior (pictures, brag page, college apps, essays, oh my!)
- new writing opportunities for the hospital system I work for
- creation of a new curation clearinghouse online for sleep health
- rebuild of my own personal website
- rejoining my book group
and trying to maintain some of my old favorites:
- regular exercise (volleyball, walking, pickleball, yoga, aquatic therapy)
- scratch cooking
- reading for pleasure!
- a life WITHOUT homework, yippee!!
- gardening and home improvement
You'll see in the next few weeks how it all sorts out, but here's a hint: I'm mostly going to use the RWC site (where you are at right now) to crosspost from other sites until I get into a groove with them. This means mostly sleep links and an occasional post from me. My food blog, Extra!Extra!, is on the back burner for now (pun intended) because I am going to restart my CSA subscription next spring and the blog will be my reflection of that experience. My personal website will, with any luck, be transformed by the end of October and my goal is to have an active sleep health presence in social networks and via journalism, PR and other writing routes by November.
As for my creative writing life? It's still on hold as I wrap my mind around a lot of new science and technology writing (which I'm thrilled about!), but of course the urge to write a poem or story or personal essay persists, so it's just a matter of time until my brainspace opens up enough to allow me to reenter the world of literary writing. And that's just fine. If there's one thing I know about myself as a writer, it's that I have more stories to write than years to live, and I expect to live a long time, so... all in due time, right?