I haven't posted in awhile for three main reasons:
- One of the last posts I wrote really got me thinking about the direction of this blog, and I got a bit stuck in wondering what to do next.
- It's back-to-school time, so a lot of my energy has been going towards getting ready to go back to work.
- Major events, both good and bad, public and private, have put me in an introspective frame of mind.
I don't really have much to say about the first two--I'm still mulling over how to best create the blog I want to read, and I don't feel particularly compelled to write about the unit organizers and reading guides I've been cranking out for school. However I think it would do me some good to speak a bit about the third.
There has been much to celebrate this summer. It seems like just about everyone I know is either getting married or having babies, and that's wonderful! It is really exciting and heartwarming to see friends take these happy steps in their lives. My friends who delivered babies this summer have been blessed to have relatively drama- and danger-free deliveries. Not necessarily free of difficulties, but the survival of mom and/or baby has never been in question. I feel delighted and honored to be part of these very personal celebrations.
But as seems to always be the case in life, mixed in with all that joy there has been sadness. A friend was diagnosed with cancer. I fully expect my friend to be triumphant over the rogue cellular army known as cancer, but it hurts my heart to think about the ordeal it was for her just to be diagnosed and what lies ahead.
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