The time between Year One and Year Two seems to have passed so quickly. Maybe it’s because I haven’t been as present on Dreams, these past few months? For that matter, I really haven’t been present in Blogland, period. How life changes! And how our priorities change with it!
Since my Year One post, I’ve left teaching and gone back to finish the last leg of my journey with my own education. To say that graduate school is eating up my time is to be making an understatement. And to think that when I’m finished with my Ph.D. I’ll be finished with education forever is to be kidding myself. I’ve come to the realization (as if I never knew!) that the field I’ve chosen requires me to be the eternal student, even beyond the Ph.D. But I’m not complaining. Really, I’m not. I’m drowning in clinical mental health and I love every breathless, gasping moment!
Yet, in the process, my blogging time has been cut down to . . . what . . . ? maybe a third of what it used to be? In all honesty, though, I can’t blame this entirely on school. Real life is right here, after all, begging to be loved—and lived—in all of her glory, and with full engagement. And I can't deny her.
Dreams is a quieter space now than it has been in a while. Having tried both the clamor and the quiet, I have to say I like the quiet a lot better. It’s simpler, more honest, and more me. And though I have been a terribly sporadic blogging friend these past few months, some of you continue to swing by Dreams, ever so graciously. What can I say to your kind, dedicated, and much appreciated presence, except . . . Thank you!
Here’s to another year!
* * * NOTE: I’m off to my summer vacation in a couple of days. Woohoo!!! I’ll see you all when I return. Take care. :-)