How are you?
When I looked at the date of my last post I was stunned to see I'd been away from here for two months. Two whole months! That's a long time - practically long enough to be placed on the dusty shelf of forgotten blogs.
But two months is a good long time to get things into perspective, and the break has been refreshing. There are things I've missed about blogging, and things I haven't.
I've missed my blogging pals, and have lurked around some of my favourite blogs to keep an eye on what's been happening. I haven't missed the constant need to be thinking up post ideas, the stress of wondering whether each post is good enough... etc. You know.
Taking a blog break made me realize that, though I dearly love blogging, I need to find a less stressful way of doing it. I realized I don't have the time to keep on top of this the way I have in the past.
So, from here on, I'm going to attempt a more low-key approach to blogging. I'm not quite sure what that means yet.... so we'll see.
After I last wrote, I got to work preparing for my exams. I slogged away at my studies like my life depended on it, occasionally emerging to whine and curse and to exclaim at the unfairness of how everyone else in my class didn't have two teeny children and practically no sleep for the last two years. J patiently listened and helped by testing me, night after night, from almost-illegible study cards and by kindly acting as my human palpation tool (not anywhere near as rude as it sounds).
I passed my exams (whoo!) with the help of a lot of late night studying, several jugs of coffee and a massive rush of adrenaline, followed by an episode of crashing hard.
And I was so, so so happy to be done.
And then - just so you don't think I was lying around eating boxes of chocolates all day...
...I set about getting properly registered as a therapist.
...I went to TEN interviews.
...I finally found a job I'm so excited about I can hardly speak.
...I interviewed a number of babysitters (that's a whole other post) and thankfully found a superb one to give me peace of mind while I'm at work.
...I made *some* progress with the potty training.
...I lurked around some of my favourite blogs to sneak a peak at what was happening with BlogHer and turned green with envy a couple of times because it looked so fabulous.
Yeah... that about sums it up - you know, along with the usual things that keep life ticking along nicely.
But at least I have some great stuff to write about now.