Coming to Terms with the Past

Since I had my knee injury I’ve been sitting around pretty much doing nothing. I regularly ice my knee, and do loops around the house on my crutches to keep the blood flowing. I look out the windows at my garden (which I should be out planting!), and enjoy feeling the spring sun come through…

Planning ahead: Dealing with chronic illness

I’ve mentioned previously on the blog that dealing with a chronic illness can make it difficult to plan for the future. I want to talk about this in a bit more detail. When I talk about planning for the future, I’m thinking about two different things: (1) planning for a specific event: a conference, workshop,…

Not Ready for the New Year

I have to confess, I’m not ready for the New Year. I feel as though I’m still stuck in the dying days of 2017, trying to recapture my equilibrium and sense of purpose. The fact that it’s January 1, 2018, and that the holidays are (for most people) over, is not sitting well with me.…