So, I've actually been thinking about this for a long time.
I need to start writing again. Writing helps. Especially when I can just say what's on my mind and not worry so much who is going to read it. If you've found your way here, good for you! Not sure how you found me, but whatever.
My last post is from 5 years ago. I wondered how I could catch up with everything that's been happening, but, let's face it. Does anyone but me really care?
So as Tim always likes to say, let's call it a fresh start and begin again.
** Nota bene - The following is a transcription of a longhand post written on May 30, 2013When I think about my so-called bucket list or contemplate the things I would like to do in this lifetime, traveling to the Holy Land really was never on there.
That may come as a surprise coming from a pastor. Certainly every pastor longs to trod those paths that Jesus walked. But for me, not really. It's not that I was not interested. It's just that when it comes to travel, I've always enjoyed staying closer to home and avoiding the crowds. Tourist areas don't interest me. And the Holy Land always seemed to be the Disney World for religious people. No thank you.
I could not have been more wrong.
Now, the tour is over, but I have not yet left the country. I am resting on my little hotel balcony, bags packed, with upcoming work responsibilities threatening to penetrate my reverie. The night-life sounds of Tel Aviv tickle my ears while the cool sea breezes caress my sun-burne…
I've been away from my blog for a long time as Caring Bridge became my writing instrument of choice during my cancer journey. I now am happily cancer free and much less angry than my last blog post would indicate. The fury over losing my hair indeed was just a symptom of a much deeper anger within me. Yet, breast cancer taught me many things. On this side of it I can honestly say that it is perhaps one of the best things that ever happened to me. Don't get me wrong. I would never ask to go through it again, nor would I wish it on anyone. But the experience of it and the outpouring of support that came from family and friends was amazing and eye-opening. I hope to start sharing some of those experiences on here as I get back into the swing of blogging.
...and actually, I kinda like my super-short pixie 'do!