I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again in the nearer-than-I-know-future: I will write more in 2010! Sure, it's already February and I haven't so much as made a to-do list this year, but it's never too late, right?
A good friend recently reminded me to keep writing and to not let my creativity become stagnant. She, of course, is right. I've always known how therapeutic writing can be for me and that I'd like to continue writing creatively in my career. My writing has simply been relegated to a dark place under a heap of teething-biscuit-stained baby clothes, behind a pile of moving boxes.
To say that a lot has changed in the year and a half since I last tiptoed into this blog is the underest of understatements. 2009 could very well be the most memorable year of my life so far. Definitely. Let's do a quick timeline and recap:
January 7th, 2009----> My son Quincy Kye was born and rocked my little world in more ways than I could imagine.
January 20th, 2009---> I do realize that this didn't only happen to me, but Obama became President and gave me restored faith in America.
February 7th, 2009---> I was laid-off from Tobi.com. Yes, a mere month after giving birth to QK and while on maternity leave.
February 23rd, 2009---> My mom (best friend, confidante, role model, and on and on) passed away after a champion-strength battle with cancer.
March through July, 2009----> Various ups and downs with my darling Q, including spraying him in the face with milk likened to the force of a hose on full blast, experiencing the incomparable joy of his first fit of laughter, sleepless nights due to teething, and so on.
August 3rd, 2009--->I returned to my research job at SAC and didn't have to put Q into daycare, thanks to the support, flexibility and understanding of my amazing boss Sheigla.
November 27th, 2009---> After deciding we were done with sleepless nights, we Ferberized Q and kicked off his first holiday season.
December 2nd, 2009----> We put an offer on the incredible Guido house.
December 3rd, 2009---> We got the house and began escrow.
December 10th, 2009----> Toby started a new job and a new career as a maintenance engineer.
December 23rd, 2009----> My mom's birthday and a bittersweet couple of days, missing her terribly and in awe of Q's first Christmas.
December 31st, 2009----> Escrow was scheduled to close and got pushed back at the last minute to January 4th, 2010.
I'm sure I'm forgetting some key highlights, but I think my point is Windex-wiped clear. Last year was the best, the worst, the most terribly tumultuous I have yet to experience. My mind still reels with the intensity of it all, so I turn back to my blog. Because if 2010 is even more dramatic, I will definitely need to write about it. And if not, I will still write. I promise that I will be back. At least before 2011.