Friday, July 31, 2009

New Blog Post after 5.5 months away...

I've been away from my blog for nearly half a year - hard to believe how quickly time flies by! I have decided to renew my efforts to post regularly for several reasons:

  1. I have entered a new phase of my life as Bruce and I decided to separate on July 1st after 22.5 years of marriage. A whole new world has been opening up to me, and I have a lot to say about that!
  2. Our Country entered a new era in January with the inauguration of Barak Obama. I have been hesitant to post too many politically-themed items on Facebook because I don't want to seem rude. I'm OK having friends who think/feel differently than I on political topics, but I'd rather discuss them on a less occupied space than Facebook. If they want to weigh in on my comments, this blog seems a more civilized space in which to do it. Or, if they don't want to read the blog, they don't have to!
  3. Tori is entering her Senior year of high school, with everything that entails on the way. Senior portraits, new class schedule (including enrollment in Advanced Music Studies at T.J. High School in the mornings and regular classes at Linganore in the afternoons). It will be wonderful and stressful and news-full....so I can blog about all of that!
  4. I am dedicated to rediscovering who I am and what I love to do as I prepare to become an empty-nester. I am hoping to blog about that, too.

So, as you can see, I'll be covering anything and everything on my blog in the coming days/weeks/months/year(s). Stay tuned!!!!