For the last nine months our blog has gone quiet while I’ve been working feverishly to finish a book about our family’s travels. After years working in business and project management, I can assure you that I now have tremendous respect for the authors, actors and artists of the world. Creative work is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Now that my book is complete, I’ve been working on getting the thing published. (Any advice is welcome.)
However, after spending all those months writing, I already miss it. It’s a rewarding and often exhilarating experience to sit down at my computer and use my heart, mind and vocabulary to craft sentences that will bring a scene to life on the page. So, you can expect this blog to rev back up again. We have some fun travel to report on and some big trips coming up in the near future. The experience of transitioning into a “normal” life over the past year has been a fascinating time for us as well, and we’ll share some of the lessons we took from our trip. Our daughter, Emily, will also be contributing her writing skills to this blog and offering a look at the world from the perspective on a 13-year-old. And of course, we’re still plugging away at our 100 volunteer projects goal, so I’ll be sharing stories of the work we’ve done toward that since last spring.