Sorry, There’s Been a Lot of Soccer.

Is this the part where I tell you that I’m sorry I’ve not been blogging at all, because I am busy finishing my momoir: “Allergeeze! How to Raise Kids with Emotionally Crippling Food Allergies and a Sense of Humor.”

Because that statement would be only half true.

What is true is that lapses of progress and achievement happen. In fitness and in fiction, I’m experiencing a major slowdown. I have put my Cross Fit membership on “hiatus,” I have eased my aching back into a ten-minute mile, I am mastering the technique to washing one’s hair only four times/week and have bought a new pair of American-made (!) denim to wear four times/week (on the days I wash my hair) to replace the other jeans that I wore into the ground with such devotion that their knees are white and the hems drag behind me by several inches.

But there’s context to all the above, sort of (“I’m a riddle in nine syllables,” kind of thing and this fourth syllable is exhausting), and anyway I am still here. Making chutney and bhel puri, but not much else. 

What I mostly want to say here, however, is a sincere “thanks” to folks who have reached out to read, like, follow and forward this little blog of mine. Several people even said they have read some of my professional, promotional journalism as of late and found it “fun.” Now that is a true compliment. Promotional journalism can be painful sometimes. It’s this creative half-life where you get paid and get benefits to actually write. Paying the bills with one’s talent feels good, after all, and it’s a privilege. But when you write and draw connections and make people sound fabulous in print/online from 9-5, this can compromise the stamina and creativity one needs to turn into a bedtime Baudelaire. Can I write a kid-lit novel between when my kids go to bed and my husband starts to snore? Not sure… 

And yet, enough! Thank you for reading and remarking. Like the very best of small gestures, those few words straight from you or the “like” of a Facebook button can mean a lot. I hope I’ve done something like that for you, recently. If you’re anything like all the other wonderful people I know, you deserve it. 

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