It's time to give this blog the attention it deserves. My writing time is parcelled out to all-business-all-the-time leaving me with little time for the love of the word. My challenge is defining what my personal blog is about. Is it about my family? They give me plenty of writing ammunition but it seems like an invasion of our family's privacy to just put it out there. Is it my marriage - again, privacy, please. My nursing job? That seems well covered with the fitpregnancy.com blog. What then? Whatever is uppermost in my mind.
Currently that is the work of letting go. Letting adult daughters go out in the world without hovering. Letting worry about their safety balance with security of knowing we raised them well. Remembering how much fun it was to be young adults and wishing I'd had the same kind of support to jump off the ledge that my children have. Raised in different times by different parents, my own launch was more jumping ship than a send off. My older sister and I both moved out on the same weekend, essentially dumping out what was left of our parents' empty nest. AFter 40 years of raising children, their parenting career was abruptly over. That was pretty cruel of me to leave them that way yet, I had to go. Right then and not a moment later. The world is waiting for them. I hope they receive it well.