The last time I posted a new blog it was December 2013. At the time, my older son was working at a university in Seoul, celebrating his birthday a world away.
Tomorrow he moves to Vancouver, starting a new chapter of his life. Clichéd phrasing, but in a family of writers we forgive things like that.
When I started thinking about how to approach writing a blog after so much time had elapsed, I turned to Karin Tauscher Fuller. Not only is she a great friend, she is an award-winning columnist.
Show them what you’ve been up to, she wisely advised. Thanks to her I have photographic evidence of my activities the last year or so.
In reality, 2014 was a rough year of holding on and holding on and not letting go. My mom, and writing partner of 25 years, got seriously ill but has since recovered. The last year was…challenging. And now I’m finally back in the saddle and ready to start blogging again.
Many thanks to Karin and the family and friends who didn’t ride off into the sunset when the going got tough.
Happy Trails to all of us.