No, of course, you didn’t. I took a sabbatical after my two years of service to OWFI to get my writing back on track and frankly, to rest. It was time well spent and my good nature has returned (well as good as before anyway).
This fall I returned to teaching full time and that required adjustments to everything from my energy level to my exercise regimen and my reading time. I love what I do, but I discover every day that I cannot do in a day what I could at 30. I believe this means that I don’t need to anyway.
I took time that was much needed, and I encourage everyone to do the same. It’s a speedy life and sometimes we have to slow down and listen, remain silent. Be in your life instead of passing through it.
My first official post back will be all about speaking my mind. See you soon.