I'm sure you've all had this happen:
You start to notice that a blogger has recently stopped updating - or at least started updating significantly less frequently - and you wonder why. And often, when he/she does finally update, it's to say, "Hi, I've been out enjoying life instead of blogging about it. Because, you know, that's kind of how it's supposed to be." And you agree, of course, because life IS supposed to be about the living, not the blogging.
I'm not going to say that, though I am going to say something similar. I have not, sadly, been out living life. I have been working. Pretty much non-stop. To the point of exhaustion.
I know what you're thinking. "Isn't this, like, exactly the opposite of a post about being out enjoying life instead of blogging about it?" Yes and no. It's true that this isn't the kind of "I've been out enjoying life" post where the "enjoying life" is really obvious. It's a stealthy, secretive life-enjoyment that hides in the guise of mountains of essays to grade. Still, I do love my job.
But recently, part of my working so much has been in the anticipation of enjoying life this weekend, because my mommy is coming to visit. And while work is important, spending time with the ones you love is more important.
A lovely dance friend passed away a few days ago, and the loss has definitely shaken me. I want to appreciate life and my loved ones more, the way she did. So for now, I'm working my bum off instead of blogging, so that this weekend I can hang out with my awesome mom instead of blogging.