Happy Independence Day!
You guys are awesome!
I've been more or less MIA since 2015 and I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to reach out to me via email or FB. You will never understand the feelings of validation, support, and love I've felt from you all. Many times, I'd be at a low point and, DING! A lovely message would appear at a moment when I needed it the most. You are all so loved!!
So, now, I'm just going to tell you what happened to my blogging.
Yes, work started flaring up and getting in the way of my blogging schedule. But moreover, in 2015, we had a kid graduating from high school. As luck would have it, many of her friends were interested in medicine. Do you see where I'm going with this?
These damn kids are all over cyberspace.
And a parent who blogs needs her privacy.
I first found a IRL friend following on Twitter. The FB. Then THE BLOG. Then more friends swarmed. And then, even more!!!!
I panicked. I did what any self-respecting mother, who didn't want their children to know they had been posting their life story for every person and Russian bot to read; I started deleting posts that were stories with any specific detailed references to them.
My blog is now un-whole and in tatters.
But now, years have passed. We reminisce with many of these stories around the dinner table with laughs. We've come through, and find ourselves all the better.
So, bear with me as I repost over the next few months allowing these stories to live on, and allow my blog to live in its whole entirety.
Today, this little blog reclaims her independence.