Well, that was a long hiatus.
I got pregnant, which isn’t much of an excuse because the baby wasn’t here yet, but that’s what happened. I let myself get distracted by new clothes, rearranged rooms, doctor appointments, the complicated, borderline torturous task of finding child care. There were family illnesses, family deaths. The holes were filled with writing, editing, critiquing, all with a constant film of worry over what kind of country I was bringing a kiddo into.
Then, the baby came. She became everything. A whole pink cooing farting world. Caring for her, and sleeping, were my only concerns.
And then they weren’t.
She didn’t become easier (I think she’s harder now) but we’ve grown used to each other. I started reading more, and I wrote my novels.
My blog was still untouched.
Now a year has gone by since everything changed — for the better, though sleeping past 8 is still a fervent dream. Even longer since I hit “post”on something more elaborate than an Instagram picture.
But as everything else eventually settled back into its place, maybe this is coming back to me, too.