I feel rusty with this blog thing. And it's only been two weeks.
Funny how easily it becomes a way of life, this medium, this expression, and the second you step away is like the second you lose part of yourself.
Well, I'm back, and the timing is perfect. Today is my kids' first day of school. This day has been building--though hazy, and bittersweet--in my mind and dreams for seven years, since my first daughter was born. It comes to fruition now that my baby begins kindergarten. It means they'll be away, all day, both of them. Entrusted to others, my duties suspended several hours at a time.
It means more bits of time will once again be my own, and I've a new routine to develop and follow. My daytime responsibilities will shift; I will devote myself to writing like I couldn't before. I will buckle down, get things done. Finish manuscripts, seek a willing agent, pursue publication.
It's time for growth, theirs and mine.
It's time to shine.
PS. I'm missing you all! Will start making my way around the blogging community, too.