If my last post was subtitled “I Ain’t Dead Yet”, it should follow that this post needs to be subtitled “Mostly Dead”. An obscene amount of time has elapsed since I last posted here… again. Months should not be allowed to elapse without a thought to one’s blog and yet, here I staring at a gap of more than a year.
I have spent much of that gap not feeling well enough to put pen to paper. Three days after my last post, life handed me an orchard’s worth of lemons with a cancer diagnosis. To entertain myself and give myself a distraction from the bumper citrus crop that was 2015, I started creating an ill health version of the 12 Days of Christmas… 12 nurses nursing, 11 IVs dripping, 10 docs a treating, 9 CATs scanning , 8 techs a drawing, 7 labs a testing, 6 MRIs a humming, 5 bed-rest months, 4 surgeries, 3 ultrasounds, 2 skin grafts, and a penicillin allergy. It’s not the best thing I penned in 2015 but it is the truest of the stories told that year.
Fortunately, 2016 has been kinder and I find myself once again well enough to write on a regular basis. April’s personal writing challenge will be to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo. My goal: to write 1,000 words of poetry in 30 days. As if that weren’t motivation enough, I am also taking on the 30 poems in 30 days challenge of NaPoWriMo. No doubt about it – there will be poetry in April. With any luck, there will also be some blog posts here as well.