Hey there, IOI! I am still somewhere out here in cyberspace!
I had a hard time writing for about a month after the election. I couldn't get my head around what was happening and felt like I had nothing to write about.
Then we were well into the holidays and things were just busy! I am thrilled to announce that during that time I finished my cert program, and now hold a Certificate of Proficiency in American Sign Language! I have been taking classes toward this goal for 7 years. I wanted to sleep for a week after dealing with all the bureaucracy it took to get through the program.
Now for the bad news: I was in a car accident the day after Christmas. My car went down an embankment. I was incredibly fortunate to come through with a sprained ankle and lots of bruising. My body has been sore all over. I have been experiencing grief symptoms and was in shock for a few days after. A lot of what I am dealing with in my personal life has to do with the accident. I get tired very easily since my body seems to be putting all its energy into healing.
What's come from all of this is a lot of new material for IOI. I have had a lot of time to think and come up with new topics.
I look forward to getting back to blogging regularly. My goal for 2017 is one entry per week. In fact, how about we pick up there next time with goals?
I sincerely wish the best to each of you. If you feel like it give us your own check-in in the comments.
I don't usually give much of anything away about my personal life. But I do want to publically thank my sister for kicking my butt this morning with the blend of love and honesty that only people who truly give a damn can achieve. Love you, B.
Now for all of us,