It has been brought to my attention that it has been over a week since my last blog post. I am ashamed to admit I am guilty of taking a week off, but let me explain.....or give a slew of excuses that I hope at least some of you will accept.
A few months ago, I mentioned that I was going back to work and that, although the job is only part-time, I would have to put less pressure on myself to post weekly. What is amazing to me is that there was a time I was posting 2-3 days a week without fail. However, life has a way of taking us away from things we enjoy to make room for things we are obligated to do. Not that we necessarily dislike the other obligations, but they may not be OUR first choice in how we would spend our time.
Take for instance (and most parents will relate to this) the chauffeuring around of our children. It is bad enough that my youngest has karate FOUR days a week (equaling SEVEN HOURS, not including travel time) at a dojo that is over 15 miles away and 30 minutes with normal traffic, but now soccer season has started for my oldest. That activity adds another THREE time commitments to my schedule - often in direct conflict with his brother's karate, making my weekly scheduling a logistical nightmare at times. Don't know what I would do without the help of my mom!
At the same time, this past Saturday (and here's the real reason for the skipped blog post) was the largest fundraising event for the nonprofit I work for. Since I work in the Development department, that meant many additional hours. Luckily, the evening was a complete success and brought me back to my event management days that I have missed so much.
With all that said, I already have a movie review in mind for Friday. It is categorized as a crime thriller, but, I feel it was more of a psychological / human drama. Check back Friday for that!