It feels downright weird to be writing, that’s how long it’s been.
I’ll start with an apology to anyone who has stopped by hoping to find anything about adoption. Although it doesn’t show here, I actually have been quite busy in the adoption arena recently – from mid-October through last week, I did three programs of varying types (a talk about adoption and school at one local adoption agency; a discussion of cultural connections at another; and a Korean Focus cultural program for kids). That’s a whole lotta planning and organizing of thoughts and logistics, folks, and it sort of drained my brain. One piece of writing did result, which you can check out at A Child Chosen and in a separate post today – an article on cultural connections that developed from the program of the same topic.
But all this isn’t where the bulk of my time has been focused, nor is it the real reason I haven’t written much recently. Work has been getting the lion’s share of my attention recently, and it hasn’t been good. Week before last, my boss learned that her position had been eliminated. For a reason I’m not sure I’ll ever fully understand, the rest of her team was left intact. We learned late last week that we’re being split up among a number of organizations, but are for the moment secure. And as my cousin’s son reminded me, since I’m not likely to be attacked by Somali pirates anytime soon, I really don’t have anything to complain about. Wise words from a young man who beat lymphoma a couple of years ago and knows a thing or two about life. I take his advice very seriously.
Now, if you’re astute you’ll have figured out that my absence goes back a whole lot further than October, so blaming this entire year’s silence on work stuff and three programs won’t fly. Yes, there are other reasons, but honestly I don’t think anyone would be that interested, so suffice it to say that we all struggle with our demons, and mind tend to rob me of my energy and interest. Maybe they’ll go away soon, because I must have fifteen half-written posts that I’d love to finish, but I just can’t find the energy. Maybe soon.
But first there’s Thanksgiving, and turkey to cook and pie to bake and friends to visit! I hope you all are planning something fun with family and friends!