This period of my life feels like driving in a storm: just focus on the road ahead and do nothing else.
It wasn't all bad, though. I just needed to spend quality time with my three kids, who are now all teens (enough said!). Just a few more years and they'll be all gone! And I have to take care of my health and personal well-being, if I want to live a long, healthy, happy life.
So I took my kids to explore caves, visit a zoo, have fun at Dave & Buster's, and I'm planning to do more fun stuff with them this year.
It's the year of the fire monkey, so it should be filled with fun and excitement, right?
On a personal level, I've been losing weight, renovating my room, and getting rid of a chronic backache. And I joined a new gym:
Hiking is such a good way to workout and replenish. I love being in nature. Way better than a treadmill!
Eventually I want to start writing short stories and novels again, but I'm not sure when my muse will come back from vacation, probably once the storm is over. I think the patch of blue sky I spotted is getting bigger...