Though I haven't posted, I have been thinking about this blog. I'm reorganizing -- removing outdated links, collecting new ones, reviewing old posts in order to clear the clutter and, of course, thinking of new topics to write about.
When I started Humming Bird Mind, I was "teetering on the edge of the empty nest." Two girls were gone, but one remained and was headed to college. To be frank, even though the girls didn't live with me full time, until they were all in long term leases, had a job and medical insurance, I didn't consider myself an empty nester. So I practiced for a few years.
I think I can safely say that I've been a true empty nester now since 2010. Interesting that that is when I stopped posting here. Not sure why I stopped, except because I moved to this new phase and had to think about it a while. What does this mean? While the kids were still in college or just getting settled after graduating I was still very much involved in the day to day of their lives. Those interactions provided ideas for content. I've had to begin to build a new life.
This involves, to some extent, trying to remember who I was, what I liked to do, what I'd dreamed about doing while at the same time embracing all the new opportunities and interests out there.
I have found, while reading this blog, that while I have changed, you'd still know me if you bumped into me. I've spent the last two days trying to wrestle my office into submission. The rest of my house is pretty neat, but the office...
I ran across one of my early posts that reminded me of me. Enjoy.
All Hail the Mess-iahs