(Photo Details: What have I been up to? You’re looking at her, my new baby.)
I don’t think I’ve ever gone this long without writing a blog post, nearly seven months! To be honest, I have drafted a few blog posts about retirement that have bored me so much during the editing that I decided against posting them at all. I also wrote a few political blog posts since the election that I knew I would never post, just to vent a little. I spared you all on both counts.
Over the last several months, I have received emails from many of you, wondering what’s up– wondering whether I will ever blog again. And many of these emails have gone unanswered because a) writing what’s up could well have just been a blog post, and b) I wasn’t really sure whether I would blog again. This much I’ve learned in retirement: I have no idea what I’ll be interested in doing in the future. I only know what I’m interested in right now. And that has changed many times over the last nine years of my retirement–as I’m sure it will in the future too.
There is one question I am frequently asked in your emails, and it’s the one that has inspired me to check in with you all today.
Are you OK?
That’s just the sweetest question, and I really wanted you all to know I more than ok. I’m healthy, happy, and still enjoying retirement more and more with each passing year. In fact, I’d probably be posting more frequently if I were not ok—at least then there’d be some interesting challenge or thought-provoking issue to share.
Are you going to close your blog?
The other frequent question I get is whether I have quit