The last couple of months have been interesting for me. Recovering from the hysterectomy was easier than I thought, at least physically. I still struggle sometimes with the idea that I’ll never have children, but I am slowly making peace with it. And I honestly believe that being removed from my everyday life (read: work) has done me a world of good. It’s like hitting the reset button on my brain, and once again having a clear picture of what I want and need from my life.
Of course the biggest answer to that question is and has always been writing. I want — need — to write. Always have. I hoped to use my time off work to build a foundation for a serious writing career, but try as I might, I could not overcome writer’s block, almost for a month. That’s a lot of time when you only have two months to work with. I began to call to mind the most creatively productive periods in my life and pine for those times, which of course only makes writer’s block worse.
Then, a few nights ago, wonder of wonders, I was able to get into my old Xanga account after almost 9 years! Perusing my own archives I’ve been inspired again, and i’ve pulled some of the best pieces of wordcraft to share with you over the course of the next few weeks. I forgot how much I missed blogging and writing all the time, and I think this will be my new forum for that.