And I don’t know where the time went.
It started with me needing a little break from social media. I thought a week or two might give me a reprieve. But those couple of weeks turned into a couple of months and then some. I never imagined my little break would last quite so long.
In that time, I traveled to New York City – tried some street food (not too shabby), visited Chinatown and made my way around on the subway. A nice visit but not in any hurry to go back. (Mark one off the bucket list.)
I also made a trip to Utah – visited Arches National Park (Wow!) and realized that Utah may be the most random place I’ve ever been. As we drove down an interstate – in the middle of nowhere – we watched someone parachute onto a field along side of the highway. And the terrain – seriously, it was like driving into an old movie. I half expected to see cowboys and wagon trains.
Then there’s school. I started taking some night classes at the community college. Nothing crazy – just some photography and Photoshop classes. It’s been challenging. As Albert Einstein said, “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.”
I took a hiatus from writing. It’s been months since I’ve done more than jot down a potential scene or two. Instead of being an escape, writing became work – and that sapped all the joy from the process.
I’ve got two grandsons now – Bodie (Bo) and Jaxon (Jax). It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was sitting in my high school English class discussing the Canterbury Tales. It’s crazy how time flies.
Maybe it’s the age thing – knowing that 50 is only a couple months away – but time is becoming a much more precious commodity. Spending that time in the real world has held much more appeal than hanging out in the twitter-sphere.
So – that’s an abridged version of what’s been going on in my life. It’s been busy but good.
I’ve missed reading your posts and I’ll try to stop by a little more frequently.
Y’all take care.