it has been 2 1/2 years since I last posted here. A lot has changed. The biggest change is that I moved out of my parents’ place and into my own apartment in December 2012. I enjoy being on my own. The second change is that I adopted a cat named Jingles the same month. Jingles was a stray. He is now 3 years old. I really enjoy his company. I started a new blog on this site called jinglesmommy.
i got to the point where I was able to work again. I did a stint of test scoring at Questar Assessment in spring 2013, followed by 6 weeks as a temp at the state of Minnesota. On November 6, 2013, I started a permanent data entry job at the state. The job has been very stressful to the point where i had a flare-up of a pre-existing condition and started a medical leave of absence 2 weeks ago.
I am now 47 years ago and going through a midlife journey, questioning a lot of values and previously held beliefs. Currently I would describe myself as more spiritual than religious and eclectic. I attend a Lutheran church and write for their blog, easterprays.org. But I draw on other sources of spirituality as well. I have been going on retreat at a Benedictine convent near here.
Where am I going from here? I am scheduled to return to work soon and I plan to stay in the Twin Cities. I would like to do more with my writing.