Yes, it's been months since I last posted. 2009 has kicked my butt in both good and bad ways. I'm lucky that work has been steady -- but I'd like to bump that up to busy. However, things always happen for a reason, and as I look back on the past 6.5 months of the year, it was probably in my best interest that the fates kept my workload right where it was.
I had lasik surgery in January and as my luck would have it, I was one of those people who didn't have stellar results. I battled dry eye and a left eye that still had an astigmatism. Seeing the computer has been a bit of a challenge. Last week I had PRK laser surgery in the left eye, which will hopefully solve the problem. The eye docs warned me that PRK was a very -- and I mean VERY -- different experience from lasik, but honestly, I didn't ezpect this. My left eye has been totally blurry as it begins its healing process. I feel lopsided, but the odd thing is, in some ways, my reading vision seems better. Probably because my right eye is doing all the work.
There have have been other things to 2009 that have kept me from blogging, but I won't bore you with them. Let's just say that those situations have begun to right themselves, and as August makes its approach, life is feeling somewhat normal again. Which is why I'm anxious to get work up from steady to busy.
Like I said, I think the fates played a hand in my work and writing life. And it is hard to write when you are worried about family members and the results of medical tests. I'm excited to write again. Which is why I decided it's time to fire up the blog, get back to writing essays, and start thinking seriously about a couple of book ideas that have been floating in my head. That along with bumping up my marketing and getting some of my article ideas in front of editors.