I’ve felt the itch to start blogging again all summer. It’s come and gone several times but it’s always kind of in the back of my mind. I’ll have three or four ideas all pop into my head and just KNOW that I have something I want to say about them. Sometimes a lot to say about them. And then I open up the blank screen and can’t even imagine where to start. So I don’t.
Is it writer’s block? Probably a bit. But more likely it’s that I’m overwhelmed. Because there’s so much to say about so many topics.
I’ve decided to dip my toes back in with a prompt from Cathy Zielske’s blog - The Present Participle List. I can cover a whole lot of topics with just a few words. Hmmm…..might work. Might help get a bit of it out of my mind so that I’m not so overwhelmed. So we’ll see. No promises. But here we go:
Loving the way Libby and Andrew like being in the same school and how it’s changing their relationship.
Trying so hard to start calling Libby “Beth” like she has requested but failing miserably at it.
Watching her try so, so hard to adjust to a new school and conquer seizures.
Feeling so much pride I can burst when I see her have a good day, both emotionally and physically.
Attending Andrew’s cross country meets and loving how well he is adjusting to a completely different and overwhelming schedule in middle school.
Sitting back and watching Emily blossom on her own with a bunch of life changes - her junior year, her driver’s license, a boyfriend, huge shifts in school interests, and preparing for college.
Letting a little bit more of her go everyday while she does all of the above.
Yearning for time to slow down so that I can savor every little bit of it before she goes to college.
Craving time with my husband. He works so hard and so many hours - even when we’re gone for the weekend.
Hoping that I find my writing voice again soon. :)