“Where have you been?!”
Likely a question you’re not actually asking. ? But seriously, things got quiet. I promised a Monday, Wednesday, Friday posting schedule but then I missed Friday…then Monday……then Wednesday. But you know what? It happens.
What also happens is this major term that I’ve been lucky over the last 6 years to (mostly) avoid:
It hit me sudden, fast and totally unexpected. Though really, I should have seen it coming. But I didn’t.
I drove to IL late Friday the 23rd, helped my parents get ready for our gathering on Christmas Eve, and was then tasked with delivering dinner to my grandma and her caregiver after we finished eating so my parents could keep entertaining the rest of our extended family. No problem.
But when I walked into my grandma’s bedroom and saw her, my world shifted. She has Alzheimer’s and she’s been on hospice for awhile now but it was clear that she had progressed in her disease quite a bit since I had seen her just 2 months prior. We spent Christmas Day at her house and I made a few other visits to soak up however much time I could. I had to work my job a bit while I was home but when I wasn’t behind my computer for work, I wanted to be with friends and family. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but it was proof to me of my shifting priorities.
There’s been work happening behind the scenes for a bit of a re-work in my blogging life, including a major rebrand. But I don’t have a designer; I am the designer.
But let me start by saying that has been put to the back burner. I need a break. I need to recover. I need to prepare my heart for what’s to come. I need to send my creativity to the project I’m working on for my grandma to ensure I can finish it in time.
So what does this mean? Inconsistency and potentially more silence. But it’s all temporary; I promise. There are some posts coming that have been in the works and those will still be happening.
I’m still on social media (links below!) so find me and see what I’m up to while this space finds its place and I recover. Thanks for hanging with me.