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by Tanith
Rated: E · Bulletin · Personal · #2172194
Rumors of my disappearance are greatly exaggerated...
After a long, strange summer I'm finally able to return my attention to my Writing.com account. I wanted to take a moment to touch base with this friendly community.

In the late spring it became necessary for my father to have his right foot amputated (diabetes is NOT a joke, friends). I found myself spending nearly a week at the hospital with him in Athens, GA. I had my laptop along but wasn't able to do much writing other than email my boss and a few others to give them updates. When we came home it was a few weeks in rehab for him, then home to continue rehab and adjusting to life as an amputee. He is now learning to use his prosthetic foot and while there have been a few bumps in the road (the added strain on his shoulders has awakened a nasty case of arthritis), he's determined to get on top of this challenge. Pretty good for an 85-year-old.

For me, it's meant a major shift in my life and a LOT more demands on my time. A friend has pointed out that someone who really wants to write will do so no matter how many curveballs life throws at him or her and of course he's right. In addition to my "Crown Jewel" project I now have two more that are showing promise in my mental foundry, and they're not going to write themselves. I will simply work my writing in between work and the new realities in my life. Since I'm usually at the top of my game in the early morning that's probably going to mean a lot of early mornings. But I get up early anyway these days, whether I need to or not. So it's all good.

Long story short...I'm still out here, Writing.com!

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