I took a sabbatical from writing.... .... among other things.... but now I'm back.
Life changes, and mine in particular tends to change a lot all at once. It makes me dizzy when I think about it too much, so I try not to. Skipping the melodrama, which no one cares about in the least, my life is about to experience a soft-reboot. Hopefully, I'll recover from this faster than the previous hard re-boots I've experienced in the past.
My marriage is ending.
There I said it. It's my marriage though, and not my whole life. I don't like the fact that it's happening, but there really isn't much I can do about it. The sad fact about divorce is that the marriage being terminated, in most cases actually ended long before the legal paperwork was drafted. That's certainly true in my case.
I'm still a father though, and I'm still a thinking, feeling, mostly rational man, and rationally, I've got to continue to live the best life that I can, and although my children won't be living with me any longer, I still need to provide a home for them, and I still really NEED a home for myself.
So that's where I'm focusing my efforts - turning my house into a home. A real home.
For the foreseeable future, that what this blog is going to be focusing on - my quest to turn my little bit of suburban Virginia in a home; a place of rest, recuperation, love, affection, production, viability, sustainability and strength. It'll be tough and it will be a lot of work, but I'm tired of living like a turtle.
So, I'll be posting here again on a regular basis - weekly at least, and documenting my progress. I hope someone comes along to read it.