I am exhausted, just home from my so-called day job in which I teach night classes, thinking about how I am going to manage to finish the half-marathon I am running in 4 days 9 hours and 16 minutes (according to the marathon website).
So what am I doing writing a blog post, you say?
I’m feeling guilty. I had high hopes of managing to post twice weekly here, even if I was on my deathbed. However it wasn’t death that did me in. It was life. I am barely managing to crank out one post each week right now, and it doesn’t look like that will change for a couple of weeks.
If you’re curious then feel free to read the next couple of paragraphs, otherwise just skip to the part where I say I’ll probably be back in a week and I’ll get over it.
As some of you already know, my primary-life consists of teaching, doing finance research, attending conferences and meetings, being a mom and a wife and a housekeeper (yada-yada). Then there’s my genea-life: genea-research, genea-blogging, genea-volunteering, genea-society-ing, genea-SL-meetings… you get the idea.
Unfortunately, my primary-life has taken over the vast majority of my time lately. Especially the research part. I have an article due in a few weeks that can make or break my primary-life-career. So I’m letting it break much of my genea-life, but only temporarily.
In the meantime I’m trying to at least continue to do volunteer work, and show up here once each week. My house is a mess, but hey — I’m here. A year from now I won’t remember what my house looked like today anyway.
So I’ll probably see you in a week. I hope you hang in with me. So far it’s been a fun ride.