Just a quick update. Maybe you've visited here frequently (but not lately, because ... well ... stagnant). Maybe you're visiting for the first time and thinking "ah, another blog lagging." I enjoy writing immensely. I also enjoy creating art, gardens, food. It's difficult to balance all I want to do and actually produce or accomplish something remarkable. Admittedly, I have not been focused on this blog but I have turned my focus to other things — living, my health, what I want to accomplish in the future.
My mother was diagnosed with brain cancer in May 2019. In June she underwent brain surgery only to confirm the worst, she had Glioblastoma multiforme or glioblastoma, an extremely aggressive brain cancer. We, thankfully, opted not to prolong her disease with chemotherapy or radiation and she moved into hospice. She died painless, peacefully with family on September 20. Obviously, she preoccupied much of my time as of late. She leaves behind my Dad and 54 years of happy partnership. He now monopolizes much of my thoughts.
I am still wrestling/digesting the loss of my mother. I am also wrestling with the future. Death reminds us all time is limited. My mother reminds me that she has given me many gifts. Honestly, at 52 I feel I haven't accomplished much in my life. I feel the need to "get my ass in gear." It is definitely time. I will not be focusing on this blog but I am focusing on writing a novel because as I mentioned, I do enjoy writing. It is not about gardening nor art nor food. It is a work of fiction with a rather dark story. I will focus on bringing my Etsy store up to par with new works and products. I will continue to focus on my art, my health and cooking ventures. Aaaaand there's a new venture I want to try ...
If you don't see it here, it doesn't mean I'm not doing. Be assured I'm doing and keeping on.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end.
All quoted verse is from the Bible I am currently studying: The New Living Translation Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition