Hi, friends. I thought it was about time I checked in. I feel like I’ve been AWOL for months. If you’ve been following my blog, you know April and May were rough for me. My husband’s 90-year-old mother took a horrid turn downhill and we spent most of the months wrapped up in her care. She passed shortly after Mother’s Day and the rest of May was a blur related to the funeral and her estate. I am so thankful we were with her at the end, and do believe she was aware of our presence, even if she was unconscious throughout that stretch of days,
We had already scheduled a vacation to Cape Cod for early June and by the time it rolled around, we sorely needed it. When I returned to my day job, the owners of the company I worked for took me out for coffee, asked me to sign a non-disclosure agreement, and told me they had sold their (real estate) business to a national franchise. I spent the next month helping both sides bring the acquisition about, all the while never able to share what was going on with anyone except my husband. It involved a ton of overtime, clandestine meetings, zoom meetings, and coming to terms with the situation. I had worked for this company for almost 26 years so the thought of starting over was difficult to wrap my head around.
The good news is, my location hasn’t changed. I’m still in the same building, my same office, and working with the same people I did before. There are just more people in the mix now, and they’ve all been wonderful. It’s very exciting, but has also required me to focus entirely on my career. In the next few weeks, I will be undertaking challenges for an advanced position within the company, while maintaining some of the duties related to my current administrative manager job.
I honestly don’t know what this means for my blogging life. By the time I get home from work, I just haven’t had the wherewithal to turn on the computer. I hope to be visiting blogs again soon, but it probably won’t be with the same frequency. I WILL however, be visiting.
My own blog may become more like a newsletter. I do want to continue to share book reviews with you, and any exciting writing-related projects I have in the works, but I will often close comments on the posts. I still hope you’ll visit and read what I have to offer, and also bear with me as I attempt to find balance between my career and my writing life.
I never thought circumstances would change so drastically at this point in my life, but I believe all things happen for a reason. I am both honored and appreciative of the confidence and faith my new employer has in me. People normally don’t like change, but I’m honestly loving the shift in my career. I just need to learn to balance it with writing, and I believe that will come in time—once I adapt. 🙂