My Life Just Got Busier

12 Aug

I’ve been absent from these pages for several weeks now.  I didn’t plan to be silent this long.  As those who know me will attest, when I am conscious I am rarely silent. But a strange thing happened recently: I went out and got myself a  job. So after five years away from the world of high heels and pantyhose, I  went back to full-time work about three weeks ago.  This is truly good news. But being back in the corporate world is taking some getting used to for me after spending so much of my time either in playgrounds, school yards, hospitals, retirement homes, or nursing homes.

As a single parent, I am now truly experiencing life in the middle of the sandwich; my child is young and energetic, my mother is old and getting sicker and, at the age of 52, I’ve gone back to work.  But I have no intention of putting Across the Divide to rest.  I remain passionate about issues related to parenthood, aging, dementia, and elder care. These are important issues that affect each and every one of us. Regardless of whether our parents are still alive. After all, if we’re lucky enough, you and I will get old one day too.

There is much to write about.  And I will find the time. But my child must come first. And for now, he gets the bulk of my time away from work. When I do contribute to this space, I want my posts to be informative and well-written. So I hope you will forgive me if they continue to be infrequent while I figure out how to carve out the time for research and writing.  And while I’m figuring that out, I welcome your comments and suggestions about life in the middle of the sandwich.

TTYS

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3 Responses to “My Life Just Got Busier”

  1. Heather Stonehouse August 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Congratulations on the job! I’m sure you will be amazing at balancing all of the above, but it will have its moments. Looking forward to reading your blog for updates.

  2. Kay Bransford August 13, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    I think you will find you miss writing and will be unable to stop. Congrats on the job. While life seemed like a circus before (juggling, walking a thin line) — you just entered the Big Top! Best wishes.

    • judila416 August 13, 2013 at 9:33 am #

      Thanks Kay! I miss the writing terribly which is why I don’t intend to stop.

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