Updated May 2014
An unexamined life is not worth living, as the saying goes. I ran across that quote recently and, for some reason, it made me think about blogging. With my curiosity aroused, I pulled up my blog and realized that I haven’t posted anything to date in 2014, and that in 2013 I published a total of 5 posts.
So where have I been?
Actually, I have been adjusting to what feels like a whole new life. I have switched from a part-time to a full-time work schedule, become separated and now divorced from my husband of twenty years, moved from a house to an apartment, been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, helped my son (who is also on the spectrum) adjust to a new school, put down roots in a new church, and even gotten a kitten. I have maintained some friendships and let others go, sought out some new kindred spirits and reconnected with some who were lost along the way.
It has been a whirlwind and a roller coaster all at the same time. Through it all, I have missed a lot of things about blogging – the chance to control your own soapbox, the interactions with readers and fellow bloggers, and the way it makes you think about what is going on in your life and try to distill some meaning out of it.
At various points along the way, I have identified myself as a special needs parent blogger and as a book reviewer, but for now I just want to be me and see where that road takes me. I make no promises about keeping to a schedule of posts or sticking to a particular topic, and I reserve the right to change my mind and contradict my earlier opinions at will! My hope is that by searching through the jumble that is my brain, I will occasionally unearth some insights worth sharing, or at least help me clarify the questions that I need to be asking myself.