I am looking for my place in the new new normal. Yes, I am still a homeschooling mom for at least the next 2 1/2 years unless the youngest graduates early. Whether or not I will continue to be a medical transcriptionist/editor is in question. I have been applying for other jobs, but have had no luck yet, no response at all yet. I'm trying to find my footing after a year of some very difficult physical issues, joint pain making it very difficult for me to walk at times. At the recommendation of the bloggers at The Common Room, I bought some Dr. Christopher's Complete Tissue and Bone supplement and surprisingly, it has really helped. I still have some knee pain, but the all over joint pains are fading. It's weird and unexpected. So anyway, the things that I was focused on in 2013, finding a solution to mom's issues and trying to deal with my physical pain may be in the past. I fervently hope so. Mom seems okay and my joints are getting better. So now, what? I need to figure out a career path and enjoy my last 2 years of homeschooling. And then, what? what? what? I have no idea. I have had some plans but they all seem to have fallen through.
Last week I was reading blogs and I found a list of book recommendations. I got a couple of them from the library, 1000 gifts by Ann Voskamp and a book about being an astronaut called An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield. I started trying to read 1000 Gifts and though it is beautiful and poetic, it just does not suit my reading style. I keep skipping over the poetic parts and then find that it is all poetic parts and I've gone through several pages without getting anything out of it. In theory, it's a great book about being thankful for all the little things in life, but the writing style is just not one I can get my teeth into.
I'll let you all know about the astronaut book.