It has been at least two weeks since I last worked on the novel. I touched it a few days ago, but lost interest– gotta love neurological conditions that do not allow you to concentrate on more than one thing at a time. I did several mosaics the last few weeks, cleaned the house, concentrated on training, and did everything physically possible to do the one thing that puts me at complete ease.
The last few weeks and months have been crazy. It started the last week of October when I had to do something incredibly difficult with my daughter. To protect her privacy, I am not going to write about what happened, only the end result is another child diagnosed with another condition, and facing the decision again what medications are going to be best for what is happening.
On top of that, dealing with the lingering sadness of the loss of my dad, Ryan’s teacher, another child with autism, and just the suck of having to put on a happy face this holiday season. But there is so much more to look forward to rather than looking back. Good things have happened too:
My brother did a good thing, and sold a parcel of his business to a church that was expanding. He is some of the money to my mom.
My son is now doing academics. Though he is 12, he is now in Kindergarten. This is a huge step forward from the full-on regression.
My daughter gets to finish up school in the same school she started Kindergarten in. This is unheard of for military families, but a kind doctor, a great commander, and finally, a stroke of somewhat bad luck, we are staying in Florida another year.
Despite writers block, I am making some headway with the novel. I am also applying for an MBA program to go back work. I would like to return to professional work, and I know now that I will not be able to unless I have updated professional skills. It’s just a matter of deciding what school and what program.
Besides going back to work and school, my running is on an uptick. I’m averaging around 40-50 miles per week. I’m as skinny as I when I was in the Air Force. I’m in a size 2, which I am absolutely thrilled about. I have four races on the calendar, and I’m no longer injured. I do have some residual soreness, but it’s not the pain I was experiencing last year.
Another Star Wars movie is coming out in three weeks, and I snagged tickets to it. Writing can wait.