Yes...I have brushed off the dust and removed the cobwebs from this blog....and I am back. I have been spending a great deal of time at Life With the Incredible Mr. David and documenting Davids experiences having cerebral palsy, having surgery and his adventure into hopefully a new world of independence and mobility! It has been exhausting, rewarding and amazing all at the same time, but he is doing well and while I will vacation over there from time to time.....this blog is my home and it is good to be back!
My experiences in the last few months have brought on new and different changes within me. Many factors in my life have influenced who I am and where I am and more importantly...where I am currently headed, but none quite as directly as my last few weeks with David. It has been a huge climb with lots of hurdles and at times.....ground lost, but ultimately with the grace of God...a new and better life for David.
In some ways, reaching these hurdles and ultimately clearing them has had personal rewards for me that I never dreamed possible. While I have no idea what the next few months will involve...I do know that I think I might finally have decided what I want to be when I grow up! I think I would really love to be a creative writing teacher!!!! Yes...this means I would have to finish my degree and the teaching world ain't (have to change my slang too) easy, but of all the things I have ever done outside raising my children.....teaching creative writing at Butler on the free college days has been one of the most fun and rewarding. I literally find that to be one of the high points of my year. I plan on going down and checking out what I have left to do to get my degree and start making plans to get where I need to be.
In the process of all of this...I have hinted around to a writer friend of mine that this might be a direction I was possibly going in. This friends words to me....."If this is your path....then write! Write often and write about many differing subjects. Write about things you know and things you have to research! Write with joy and write with passion! Otherwise...you can't teach what you don't know and aren't passionate about." It all made sense but was also a little daunting. Basically...if I want to shape writers....I have to be in good writing shape myself. This is why I came home.
I posted on facebook today that I need subjects. If I choose my own then there is too much chance I will short myself on some real interesting stuff that I simply wouldn't come up with on my own. If I have different people with different outlooks and ideas give me topics...then I will be more apt to stretch myself which will hone some of those dormant writing skills and hopefully make my blog a little more interesting to my readers. Feel free to throw in some ideas here in the comments. I will consider any legitimate topic as I am trying to continually shove down my walls and think and write outside my safe and self-contained box.
So now you are up-to-date about how things are in Lisaland. There is yet again...change afoot. It is opening up new thoughts, ideas and hopefully someday in the not so distant future....new doors of opportunity. If we don't dare to dream, to change and to move ahead....then we are bound to remain in the abyss of what might have been. (and yes...you can quote me on that!)