I am here and yeah, I have been a bad blogger. I have oodles of personal stuff going on and the past few weeks have been challenging. My sweetie underwent surgery for a torn Achilles, my mother suffered a “cardiac incident” (heart attack ruled out but docs are still trying to determine the root cause of her erratic heart rate), my sons wrapped up their school year, started in camp and oh yeah, I left my job.
I won’t go details out of respect for my former employer and myself but I will state that this was emphatically my choice and I don’t regret it. As alluded to in other posts here on this blog, my job had changed dramatically over the past few years due to corporate downsizing, resizing and reorganizing. I was presented with the opportunity to leave and I accepted it – right in time for sweetie to have surgery. Funny how life works out.
I am blessed with the love of a wonderful man who supported my decision. He also supports my decision to enroll in school in the fall and I have put those wheels into motion as well. I hope to take at least 2 classes (six credits) in the fall. I am pretty much over the moon about this for, now, finally, at 43 years of age, I am studying what I want, what I have a passion for, and not what other want me to study or what “pays well”. At the most basic level I am pursuing a multimedia studies degree. More complex is my desire to define, develop and implement technology that enables “a-ha” moments. I am fascinated beyond measure with using technology as a tool to aid communication, education and more. To quote the degree of a young woman I adore, I am particularly fond of language and expressive media. I want to use words, pictures and technology to make things happen for people.
To support this goal, I am actively pursuing job opportunities (be they freelance, contract or full time) in the web producer/developer spaces. I feel as though I have been given a gift (by my fiancé and my former employer). They have given me the gift of choice and the opportunity to pursue my dreams. I shall seize the day.
I have a number of adoption related blog posts brewing; one in particular focuses on Adoption and Aryanism. It’s an emotion packed post for me so it is taking me some time to craft it. The painful posts always do.